Abu Mazen , has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) since 11 November 2004 and became President of the Palestinian National Authority
on 15 January 2005 on the Fatah
(فتح Fataḥ) ticket.
Elected to serve until 9 January 2009, he unilaterally extended his term for another year and continues in office even after that second deadline expired.
This is a deal reached between Sharon and Bush. We knew nothing about it. It shocked us.
Of course we need dialogue with Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad. I believe that we can reach an understanding.
We have at least 12 security apparatuses that cannot be controlled by anybody.
I don't have any relationship with the chairman from the resignation to this day.