Ghassan Walid Shakaa**

Ghassan Walid Shak’a was a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee (EC) and the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) since 1996. He was also a former mayor of Nablus. He died in January 2018.

In May 2016, Shakaa reportedly arranged a meeting between former Jordanian prime minister Abdel Salam Majali and 100 notables from Nablus to discuss the feasibility  of Palestinian-Jordanian confederation following the establishment a Palestinian state. Ghassan Walid Shak’a was the nephew of Bassam Shak’a, himself a former mayor of Nablus during the late 1970s and a prominent supporter of the PLO.