Officials from the Islamic Hamas movement and the Fatah Party have tapped the premier of the Palestinian National Authority, Rami Hamdallah, for the role of prime minister in the Palestinian unity government, an official said Thursday.
Palestinian peace negotiators said Sunday that if Israel is going to impose economic sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), they might halt security coordination with Israel.
The Palestinian government was sworn-in in the West Bank city of Ramallah, weeks after caretaker PM Rami Hamdallah agreed to take up the post permanently.
A planned meeting between Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, PM Salam Fayyad to try to resolve a damaging dispute has been postponed until at least next week.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has prepared a letter of resignation which he will submit to President Mahmud Abbas, a senior Palestinian official said.
The Palestinian bid, submitted by President Mahmoud Abbas, was approved by 138 UN members, while nine voted against it and 41 abstained from voting.
Salam Fayyad believes he has not received enough support from other political factions as he steers the Palestinian Authority through an economic crisis.
The Palestinian finance minister says donor countries have paid only USD 466 million of USD 1.2 billion promised this year.
Most of the international community agrees and considers Israel`s West Bank settlements illegal and an obstacle to peace.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given no sign that Israel`s gesture would persuade him to return to peace talks.
The late Yasser Arafat`s powerful moneyman is the target of the highest-profile Palestinian corruption probe to date.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
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