The political bureaus of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and the Palestinian People Party (PPP) held a meeting in Damascus and agreed to form a unified leftist front which will also welcome other factions.After the Damascus meetings, the factions held separate meetings this week in order to set the means of implementing the unity agreement.

A PFLP official stated that this agreement came as the outcome of ongoing efforts to form a leftist bloc in Palestine.

The official added that several years ago, the former secretary-general of the PFLP, Abu Ali Mustafa, who was assassinated by Israel, initiated similar efforts and now this agreement is considered a continuation of these efforts.

He also said that a unified left in Palestine will bring about a new balance in the Palestinian arena especially among the current internal crisis between Hamas and Fateh.