A West Bank lawyer, Mr Husain el-Shyucki, has called for a new national movement to challenge the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
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SCU: Mr Husain el-Shyucki speaking.
REPORTER: "What are the opinions; What are the aims? What do you want to achieve?"
SHYUCKI: "First of all we have to fight to show the world that we the people here on the West Bank, living under the (indistinct) have the right to speak and have the right to voice our opinion."
REPORTER: "Does that mean that you do not agree to the PLO being the only representative of the Palestinian Arabs?"
SHYUCKI: "We are not against the PLO, we are not against Yasser Arafat. But are against...that only the organisation can have the organisation can have the control of the Arabs (indistinct). PLO is a political entity. Yasser Arafat is the leader as such. So he is now suggesting opinions of such -- not PLO and the Palestinians, and there are many Palestinians who are not such. There are people here, there are people on the East Bank who are not such. (indistinct). They have to suppress there opinions about (indistinct). So we think that his way the PLO must suppress the opinions of all the Palestinians, especially those people on the West Bank.
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Background: A West Bank lawyer, Mr Husain el-Shyucki, has called for a new national movement to challenge the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Mr Shyucki, who says he is novice in politics, has made his unprecedented call because he feels the PLO should not be recognised as sole representative of the Palestinian people.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Shyucki explained to reporters on Monday (22 August) his plans to canvas support for his ideas and later hold a convention.