The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) is an interim government,
which means that it is a provisional government, established in
1994. It is the part of the Palestinian Liberation Organization,
and was created because of the Oslo Accords, which is a declaration
signed by Mahmoud Abbas for the PLO, and Shimon Peres for Israel
on September 13, 1993.
The president of the PNA was originally Yasser Arafat. He was
president of the PNA from its inception to his death in 2004.
The PNA, under the leadership of Arafat, has been accused by the
Israeli Government of sponsoring attacks on Israel. After Arafat’s
death in 2004, Mahmoud Abbas won the election, and became president
of the PNA. During recent events, the PNA lost control of the Gaza
Strip and Hamas is currently responsible for the Gaza Strip.