Israeli elected to Fatah council

The election is the first in the movement's half-century history.

    Davis won 31st place among the 80 elected
    seats on Fatah's Revolutionary Council [AFP]



    "I hold Israeli and British passports but I consider myself Palestinian above all else," Davis told Fatah delegates at the  party's first congress on Palestinian soil and its first since the launch of the Middle East process in 1991.

    The academic said he wanted to represent within Fatah's 120-member Revolutionary Council the "hundreds of non-Arab sympathisers who have supported the Palestinian cause."

    Davis, who first joined Fatah in 1984, won 31st place among the 80 elected seats on Fatah's Revolutionary Council.

    The academic, now aged 66, has long advocated a secular democratic state in all of historic Palestine, rejecting the Zionist project of a Jewish state in part or all of the Holy Land that has been supported by the vast majority of his fellow citizens.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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