Riyad Hassan al-Khoudary

Riyad Hassan al-Khoudary, born in 1943, is a member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC). He was a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee (EC) until May 2018.

Al-Khoudary is an academic, founder, and chair of trustees at Gaza University, having served as its president from 2007-2010 and again in 2013. He has organised a number of convenings with independent personalities to advance Palestinian national reconciliation.

In August 2015, 11 members of the EC – including al-Khoudary – announced their resignations. These have yet to take effect, due in part to the inability of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) to convene in order to elect a new EC.