Presidential Decree No. ( ) of 2007 Concerning the Re-Formation of the National Security Council[1]

Presidential Decree No. ( ) of 2007 Concerning the Re-Formation of the National Security Council[1]

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation,

The President of the Palestinian National Authority,

The Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Forces,

Having reviewed the Amended Basic Law of 2003 and its Amendments,

Based upon the powers bestowed upon me,

In accomplishment of the public interest,

I hereby promulgate the following decree:

Article 1

a) The National Security Council shall be formed again as follows:

Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authorityas Chairman

The Prime Minister as Deputy-Chairman

The Minister of Foreign Affairsas Member

The Minister of the Interior as Member

The Minister of Financeas Member

The Minister of Justiceas Member

The Chairman of the Negotiations Affairs Departmentas Member

The Commander-General of the National Security Forcesas Member

The Head of the General Intelligence Agencyas Member

The President’s Advisor on National Security Affairsas Member

b) The President may call any security official or any other person who is associated with the duties of the National Security Council to attend its meetings to discuss specified issues pertaining to national security.

Article 2

All competent authorities, each one within its sphere of jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this decree, which shall enter into force as of the date of its promulgation and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Issued in the city of Ramallah on 8 April, 2007 AD.

Mahmoud Abbas

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation

President of the Palestinian National Authority

Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Forces

 

[1] Before this decree could be published in the Official Gazette, political developments on the ground had changed. The decree was however implemented in reality between its date of issuance and 23 June, 2007, when the National Security Council was dissolved by presidential decree.