Palestinian People’s Party (PPP)

The Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) was founded in 1982 as the Palestinian Communist Party but changed its name in 1991. Members of the party have served in Palestinian Authority (PA) governments, including for example Ghassan Khatib.

Following the killing of political activist Nizar Banat by PA security forces in June 2021, the PPP declared it could not support a Palestinian government that does not protect democratic freedoms. Consequently, it announced its resignation from the government of prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, where it held the Labour Ministry portfolio.