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Palestinian National Council to Elect New Leaders Amid Abbas Health Rumors

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian National Council will hold its first meeting in nearly a decade next month to elect new leaders — possibly paving the way for a successor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — and discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, officials said Wednesday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

WATCH: Palestinian TV Hails Most Lethal Terrorist In Israeli History As Feminist Icon

JERUSALEM – The head of a Fatah women’s committee for Palestinian universities called “Sisters of Dalal” – named after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who was behind the death of 38 Israelis – explained on Palestinian Authority’s official TV network that the committee was named as such because Mugrhrabi was a feminist “role model” for Palestinian women.

Dalal Mughrabi