“From the start, the Palestinian Council on Foreign Relations (PCFR) was a partner in the cooperation with ACCORD of South Africa. According to information by the former Foreign Minister Ziad Abu-Amr, currently heading the PCFR, this cooperation led to important results for the political process in the occupied territories.

 Thus, the experiences from South Africa inspired the unilateral ceasefire which the Palestinian political organizations upheld in 2005-2006. The dialogue further inspired the creation of certain of the conditions which led to the formation of the unity government between Fatah and Hamas in early 2007.”

Results Analysis of Sida’s Development Cooperation with the West Bank/Gaza (Occupied Palestinian Territories) in 2005-2007 (2007)