An Arab summit meeting has been proposed to deal with the feud between the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Libyan Jamahiriyah.
SV INTERIOR: PLO leader Yasser Arafat seated with Chairman Khaled Fahoum (right)
GV: Delegates seated around table
SV PAN ALONG: Delegates at table
CU PULL OUT FROM Arafat PAN ALONG delegates
CU: Fahoum speaking in English
FAHOUM:"The most important things to be discussed are first, the most recent developments regarding the Palestinians and the contacts that took place lately between chairman Yasser Arafat and the leaders of the PLO on their visits to various countries, western countries, Moscow and some Arab capitals. Secondly, the council will discuss the results of the 12th Arab summit that took place in Tunisia lately. Thirdly it will discuss the developments that are taking place now between the PLO and the Libyan Government."
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Background: An Arab summit meeting has been proposed to deal with the feud between the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Libyan Jamahiriyah. The worsening relations between the PLO and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were discussed at a meeting of the Palestine Central Council in Syria.
SYNOPSIS: The council met in Damascus on Thursday (13 December) under the leadership of PLO chief Yasser Arafat and the chairmanship of Khaled Fahoum.
Meetings are held regularly, but the most pressing business for the Palestinians' Parliament in exile was the Libyan problem.
The feud began when Colonel Gaddafi expelled the PLO representative in the Libyan Jamahiriyah.
In response, the Palestine news agency WAFA described Gaddafi as the 'mad colonel', and accused him of trying to dominate the Palestine resistance movement. In November Colonel Gaddafi called on the PLO to take more militant action in attacking the Suez Canal and Egyptian oil fields
Before the Central Council meeting began, chairman Fahoud listed some of the subjects that would be discussed.