The Guardian • Issue #2098

The Central Committee of DFLP elects Fahd Suleiman as new Secretary-General and Hawatmeh as President

25/04/2024 – Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) concludes its eighth conference

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The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has officially announced the conclusion of its eighth general national conference, which was the culmination of a democratic process that extended for a full year, starting in April 2023. The conference was held in cycles, in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the countries of diaspora.

The holding of the eighth General National Conference required a high degree of preparation and follow-up coordination, and the DFLP, armed by its political program, was able to hold its conference with complete success, and to respond to its demands and its various organisational, political, administrative, and security challenges, including the major events of the war on 7 October, 2023. The Front, its leadership and members, responded to that storm and its repercussions in adherence to the Front’s system, which regulates relations between members and leadership and emphasises the Front’s commitment to scientific socialism.

The conference saluted the steadfastness of our people and their rally around the resistance, and saw that the emerging situation places the Palestinian situation before two imminent demands:

  1. Restoring internal unity within the framework of the unifying national institutions, which includes the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of our people;
  2. Providing the conditions for continuing resistance in all its shapes and forms, as it is the obligatory passage that leads to the horizons of freedom, independence, return, and the establishment of the state of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.

The conference considered that the future of Gaza and any part of our occupied and usurped national territory is determined by the resistance and heroic steadfastness of our people. It affirmed the principle of preserving national identity, with its three pillars:

  1. The PLO, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, is the only one responsible for representing them and speaking on their behalf in any political process concerned with resolving the national issue.
  2. The PLO National Program: The right to self-determination, the establishment of an independent and fully sovereign state on the borders of 4 June 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital, the solution of the refugee issue in accordance with Resolution 194, which guarantees them the right to return to their homes and properties from which they were displaced since the year 1948.
  3. Relevant international legitimacy resolutions, guaranteeing the inalienable national rights of our people.

The Eighth General National Congress elected a new central committee of 99 members, the eleventh central committee, which elected Fahd Suleiman as its Secretary-General, and Magida Al-Masry and Ali Faisal as Deputy Secretary-General, as well as the rest of the members of the Political Bureau.

Comrade Nayef Hawatmeh, the great national leader, as head of the DFLP

In an atmosphere full of loyalty and high appreciation, the Central Committee of the DFLP stood united and unanimously named the great leader Nayef Hawatmeh as head of the Front. The decision to nominate Hawatmeh as head of the DFLP stated that the Central Committee, out of loyalty to the historical role played by the great leader Comrade Nayef Hawatmeh, in his honourable history of struggle, unanimously agreed to take this decision.

In conclusion, the conference addressed a set of appeals and greetings, including to all the parties and peoples of the world that took to the streets, rejecting the American and Western Zionist aggression and in solidarity with the Palestinian people and the justice of their national cause. It called for the continuation of these movements that send to our people and their resistance messages of support and support in order to continue the battle for freedom and independence.

On this occasion, we are pleased to receive congratulatory messages from the parties and active figures on the occasion of the end of the conference and the election of the central committee of DFLP, including the new Secretary-General and members of the Political Bureau and the Central Committee.

Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Department of Foreign Relations

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