Ahmad Majdalani (Social Affairs Minister)
Ahmad Majdalani, 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 is the minister for social affairs in the government of Mohammad Shtayyeh, formed in April 2019. He was previously minister of labour between 2009 and 2014.
He is also member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC), and former Palestinian Authority minister of labour. 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.