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What The PLO has to Offer

Chief negotiator of the PLO writes that the organization remains unaffected by the parliamentary elections and still enjoys a mandate to act and has the ability to deliver.

In the aftermath of the elections, Fatah still controls the PLO while the Hamas controls the PA. Fatah is trying to revive the role of the PLO, based on its status as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian People. However, PLO has become largely irrelevant in the territories, while the PA is the current center of gravity for decisions affecting the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Full Text, (Saeb Erekat, NY Times, 3/1/06)