Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and the government resign

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Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh attends a cabinet meeting in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on December 27.


Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh and his government announced on Monday that they had resigned.

“I have submitted the resignation of the government to Mr. President (Mahmoud Abbas) last Tuesday and I would like to inform the honorable council and our elders that today I am submitting it in writing,” Shtayye said in a post on Facebook. .

Resigned under the Palestinian Authority (PA). Heavy pressure from the US Israel must reform and improve its governance in the occupied West Bank. The PA has long been seen as corrupt by American politicians and Palestinians alike.

The PA was formed in the mid-1990s as an interim government pending Palestinian independence after the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo Accords with Israel. It is headquartered in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and exercises nominal self-rule in parts of the territory.

A government dominated by the Fatah political party maintained administrative control over Gaza until 2007, when Hamas ousted it in 2006 when Hamas won legislative elections in the occupied territories. Israel has rejected the PA's offer to return to Gaza after the war and rejects the idea of ​​establishing a Palestinian state in the territories.

However, the United States supports a reformed PA in control of both the West Bank and Gaza as part of a future independent state.

Shtayye, who was appointed prime minister in 2019, told CNN in October that there was no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Without America, but added that the current US administration lacks the political will to end the conflict. “They manage it,” he said.

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Even the Jana Front Very unpopular Among Palestinians, there is a perception that security cannot be provided in the face of regular Israeli incursions into the West Bank. This was revealed in a December survey conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research More than 60% Palestinians want the PA dissolved. Meanwhile, support for President Abbas, who has been in office since 2005, has plummeted. In the West Bank, a poll found that 92% of respondents wanted him to resign.

The Prime Ministership A second Palestinian intifada (uprising) erupted in the PA in 2003 after the US, EU and Israel called for reforms. It was then President Yasser Arafat's first real move towards power-sharing since the establishment of the Podujana Peramuna. At that time, Arafat appointed Abbas as Prime Minister. Abbas took over as president after Arafat's death in 2004.

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