Delegates of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, met on Monday night with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Gaza City, and confirmed the Front's position which rejects to be part of the coalition government. Rabah Mhanna, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, told the Maan News Agency after his meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas, that the PFLP will not be part of the new government.

Mhanna added that he told Abbas that the Mecca unity deal between Fateh and Hamas “resulted in a decline of the Palestinian political standards”, and that political partnership became a “distribution of ministries between Fateh and Hamas instead of partnership with all factions”.

He also said that the PFLP will not abandon its agenda of resistance and will stand firm against all sorts of insecurity and internal clashes.

Moreover, Mhanna discussed with Abbas the issue of reactivating the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

The PFLP, Mhanna stated, aims to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and unite them against the Israeli occupation.