After the Palestinian authority lead by Yasir Arafat signed the Wye River accords late in 1998, making yet more concessions to the Zionist enemy and to US imperialism, ten Palestinian organisations opposed to such sell-out deals gathered in Damascus, Syria, to condemn this move. The outcome of this meeting was the establishment of a Palestinian Followup Committee consisting of organisations and individuals active in opposition to the Palestinian Authority's course of submitting to the ever more onerous demands of Zionism and Imperialism.
Currently this Committee includes the following nine organisations:
- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, led by George Habash;
- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine -- General Command, led by Ahmad Jibril;
- Fateh of the Uprising (Fath al-Intifadah) led by Abu Musa;
- The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas);
- Islamic Jihad;
- The Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (Jabhat al-Nidal al-Sha'bi al-Filastini), led by Khalid 'Abd al-Mejid;
- The Palestinian Liberation Front (Jabhat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyah), led by Abu Nidal al-Ashqar;
- Al-Sa'iqah, led by 'Isam al-Qadi;
- The Revolutionary Communist Party (al-Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-Thawri), led by 'Arabi 'Awwad.
Note: The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attended the original founding meeting of this Followup Committee in 1998. The DFLP was, however, expelled from the Committee after the leader of that front, Nayif Hawatmeh, expressed support for the so-called "peace process" championed by Yasir Arafat, and embraced the Zionist president while attending the funeral of Jordan's King Husayn in early 1999.