Palestinian PM Fayyad steps down
07-Mar-2009 (6 comments)

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas, he said in a statement. The move comes ahead of power-sharing talks between Mr Abbas and his rivals Hamas, who control the Gaza Strip. Mr Fayyad's resignation would pave the way for the formation of a national unity government, but he will not step down until that happens.

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rosie is roxy is roshan

Well actually Darius you may have been closer to the

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

truth than I thought..see my new feed on Moderates of Mayhem. Please nobody jump down my throat, the mayhem I refer to specifically right now is within the talks themselves.



by Ajam (not verified) on

Indeed this is the reversal of the coup through which Mahmood Abbas deposed the democratically-elected PM, Ismail Hanyeh, and installed this clown two years ago. Nobody elected Fayyad for as far as I recall, it was Hamas who was elected into the office. Only an imbecile and/or a Zionist would call this a coup!


tsion(ist), your use of cliche words have started to sound a tad

by Ostaad on

pedestrian, to say the least. Anyone who calls the world community "stupid" needs to double the doses of his/her meds. Or change your shrink.



by tsion on

This was done so that the millions of dollars going to the pocket of Fatah terrorist from the stupid "world community" now can be shared by Hamas terrorists as well. Simple.



why post thos here? are you

by Anonymousstranger (not verified) on

why post thos here?
are you mr. darius palestinian?

rosie is roxy is roshan

No coup...

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

any unity government which is formed will be beholden unto Egypt, which achieved the agreement--that is to say the US by proxy. With US funneling massive amounts of aid to rebuilding Gaza through Fatah it would be very hard to justify a coup to the people of Gaza. Syria will continue to maintain its ambivalent conciliatory stance and discourage Hamas from extremism. Russia will contiinue to maintain an essentially neutral stance and discourage IRI from supporting a coup If the unity government is achieved it could resemble someting like Hezollah vis a vis Lebanon, which is hardly a coup. The gesture is conciliatory, no more, no less. Abbas who is loathed by many can't step down so Fayyad is doing it as a symbolic gesture. Hamas will have to give something back and Syria is pushing them to do so. No coup, IMHO