Tuesday 23 January 2018

Palestinian prime minister quits after just two weeks

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation after two weeks in office, leaving the Palestinian Authority in disarray.

Mr Hamdallah's resignation is not yet official, nor is it thought likely that President Mahmoud Abbas will accept his departure, which is believed to have been prompted by a power struggle with his deputies, Ziad Abu Amr and Mohammed Mustafa.

Professor Bassem Zbeidi, a political analyst at Beir Zeit University, said the move would "create an additional level of frustration with Palestinian politics. The West Bank is a mess". (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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