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. .

The resignation comes under the purview of the corrupt Palestinian Authority (PA). Heavy pressure from the US Israel must reform and improve its governance in the occupied West Bank.

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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