Ghassan Khatib, pictured second from left with Hanan Ashrawi, among others
I met Ghassan Khatib on July 31st in his Ramallah office to speak about the Palestinian government's efforts to build the institutions of state in the West Bank. Khatib is the Director of the Government Media Center for the Palestinian National Authority in Ramallah. He was a member of the Madrid Peace Delegation in 1991 and formerly served as Minister of Labor and Planning Minister for the Palestinian National Authority. Khatib shared his opinions on the development of state institutions under the Israeli occupation as a step towards gaining Palestinian independence.