Abu Mazen To Cabinet: Get Out!

Reuters is reporting that the Palestinian cabinet will tender resignations today after which Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will select new ministers at the request of President Mahmoud Abbas.

The shake-up was long demanded by Fayyad and some in Abbas’s Fatah faction, according to the Reuters report.

“There will be massive change in the composition of the government,” according to a source.

The Palestinian Authority lost control of the Gaza Strip to Hamas in 2007 and been stymied in its attempts to negotiate peace with Israel. It has most recently come under fire when details of its peace offer to Israel – major land concessions, including nearly all of Jerusalem, and abandonment of core Palestinian positions – was revealed by Al Jazeera.

The Al Jazeera report led to the resignation of Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat two days ago.

Complete article via Reuters


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