Abbas’ Palestinian cabinet to resign amid Arab revolutions, sources say

By Reuters
Sunday, February 13, 2011 18:55 EDT
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RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian cabinet will tender resignations Monday after which Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will select new ministers at the request of President Mahmoud Abbas, political sources said.

The shake-up, disclosed to Reuters Sunday, was long demanded by Fayyad and some in Abbas’s Fatah faction. It follows the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to a popular revolt that has set off reform calls throughout the Arab world.

“There will be massive change in the composition of the government,” one political source said of the planned mass-resignations in Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, which was formed under 1993 interim peace deals with Israel.

Another source said: “Dr. Fayyad will immediately start his discussion with the factions to form the cabinet. Some ministers will keep their portfolios.”

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  • Anonymous

    Every State’s Government is pissing themselves.

    They are all coming out to try and appease the angry, frustrated, and the exploited. Little do they know, that a few more weeks, things are going to get rough.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Yeah. Fuck off traitors.

  • Anonymous

    My head is spinning with all these factions getting the boot.

    Pretty soon the Middle East will be the “model” East.

    That’s exactly what would have happened in Iraq, were it not for an oil-crazed jack booted John Wayne orangutan that took the entire US military into a senseless blood letting for his own personal sick gratification.

    How this man can be walking around free in the United States is deliberate and unconscionable. And a man (Vincent Bugliosi) begging for just one Attorney General to have the stones to bring murder charges so he could prosecute him and put him away for life in Leavenworth or on Death Row.

    What do we hear? …….crickets.

    We make a mockery of everything our forefathers fought for.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Good bye and good riddance. Move to Tel Aviv and take fatass Abbas with you. You’ve done enough damage to your own people, selling them down the river to the Zionists being the least of them. Or maybe, good ole Hosni wants to take him in for a while till the dust settles in the West Bank and Cairo, respectively.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Only Fatah. And they are hardly the Palestinian leadership. They’re only the US of Israel selected puppets. And the gig is up.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    You’re getting the whole movie character thing wrong. Here, let me de-scramble that for ya:

    …were it not for an oil-crazed jack booted John Wayne orangutan that took the entire US military into a senseless blood letting for his own personal sick gratification.

    That would have been Ron Reagan. The one you’re looking for is Howdy Doody.

  • Anonymous

    Mahmoud Abbas is just a small time Hosni Mubarak in the pay of US and Israeli Zionists. The PA police are just like the Suleiman police. There is no basis left for a two state solution. That has been a fraud from 1948 on. Abbas and Fatah are like the Vichy French who acquiesed in the occupation by the fascists. This time, the fascists are the Zionist occupiers of Palestine. I noticed that there was a large presence of the Arab socialist left in the protests in the West Bank. Palestine needs to forego the religious divisions that have harmed Lebanon and Iraq.