Palestinian National Authority

interim government in Western Asia, governing West Bank Areas A and B since 1994 and, until 2006, the Gaza Strip
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The Gaza-Jericho agreement of 1994 established an organisation to rule the Gaza Strip, and parts of the West Bank. This organization was called Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; Arabic: السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية as-Sulṭa al-Waṭanīya al-Filasṭīnīya).[1] This followed from the 1993 Oslo Accords for which The Nobel Peace Prize 1994 was awarded jointly to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.".[2][3] After the elections in 2006 and the Fatah-Hamas conflict the Palestinian Authority only had control over the areas in the West Bank. Since January 2013, the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority uses the name "State of Palestine" on official documents.[4][5][6]

Palestinian National Authority
Semi-presidential republic
Formation4 May 1994
Founding agreementGaza–Jericho Agreement
Country State of Palestine
Legislative branch
LegislaturePalestinian Legislative Council
SpeakerAziz Duwaik
Executive branch
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Prime MinisterMohammad Shtayyeh
HeadquartersRamallah, State of Palestine

2024 government collapse


On the morning of 26 February 2024, the entire PNA government resigned from office. This included the prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. The mass-resignation came from popular opposition to the Palestinian Authority and pressure from the United States during the Israel–Hamas war.[7][8][9][10]


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