Palestinian National Council meets for first time in 22 years

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered the opening session speech, which was heavy on history, light on policy.

by

    The Palestinian National Council is holding its first official meeting in 22 years in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The rare assembly will spend three days discussing critical issues - although several key factions have decided not to attend.

    Top of the list is whether or not to suspend the Palestinians' recognition of Israel.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Ramallah.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.