Skip to comments.Abbas May Fire Fayyad
Posted on 04/06/2013 2:49:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmud Abbas may fire Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, a Fatah member said, as the party criticized the premier's government as being "improvised and confused."
Abbas "is leaning towards dismissing Fayyad from the head of the government and forming a new one," a member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council told AFP late on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"I am angrier than all of you at the government... but I don't want to say more than that now. Just wait for three days," he quoted Abbas as saying at a meeting of the council in Ramallah.
He said the key factor was disagreement over the resignation of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority's finance minister, which Abbas refused to accept but which Fayyad, a US-educated economist, agreed to.
Nabil Qassis, a former president of the Bir Zeit University near Ramallah who joined the government in May 2012, announced on March 2 that he was resigning, without giving a reason. Abbas was abroad at the time.
"Abbas informed Fayyad that if Nabil Qassis did not return to the finance ministry... Abbas would dismiss his government and form a new one," the official said.
"The policies of the current Palestinian government are improvised and confused in many issues of finance and the economy," it said in a statement.
"The Revolutionary Council again calls for a review of the government's functioning and policies, and rejects taxes being blindly imposed," the statement added.
Fatah also denounced a Fayyad government proposal to shut down a Palestinian fund set up to fight competition from goods produced in Jewish communities.
The premier has had to deal with a wave of unrest in PA territories over price rises and austerity measures aimed at reducing the budget deficit.
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