Hamdallah offers resignation to Abbas (updated)

Maan News Agency | June 20, 2013

Abbas swore Hamdallah into office on June 2.

Abbas swore Hamdallah into office on June 2.

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Newly appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, informed sources told Ma’an.

The decision is the result of a dispute over the premier’s jurisdiction and limits of power, the sources said.

Abbas swore Hamdallah into office on June 2. Upon taking the oath, Hamdallah pledged that his government would follow President Abbas’ agenda and policies.

His cabinet held only two official sessions. Days ago, Palestinians in Hamdallah’s hometown Nablus demonstrated to urge the government to fight high prices and to lower taxes.

In the short time since taking office, Hamdallah has visited Jerusalem and prayed at the al-Aqsa Mosque. He also met with representatives of organizations in Jerusalem.

Related in media

  • June 20, 2013 | Palestinian Authority PM offers resignation – Al Jazeera
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  • June 20, 2013 | Hamas: resignation of Hamdallah approves weakness of Ramallah government – DRAH
  • June 20, 2013 | Prime Minister Resigns After 15 Days ~ by Kawther Salam
  • June 21, 2013 | New Palestinian PM Resigns – IMEMC News
  • June 21, 2013 |  President to meet Hamdallah over PM’s resignation – Maan
  • June 21, 2013 | Ramallah newly appointed Prime Minister al-Hamdallah resigns – PIC



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