Ahmad Majdalani

Ahmad Majdalani (أحمد مجدلاني), born in Damascus in 1956, is the secretary general of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) and a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee (EC). He was the minister for social affairs in the government of Mohammad Shtayyeh and previously minister of labour between 2009 and 2014.

Majdalani currently heads the PLO’s Palestine Planning Centre. He is seen as a close ally of Mahmoud Abbas and has served as his envoy to Syria, among other posts.