Den nyutnevnte palestinske statsministeren sier takk for seg etter to uker.

Det skal ikke bli lett for utenriksminister John Kerry å dra i gang en fredsprosess når det hersker kaos på palestinsk side. Økonomien er også elendig og helt avhengig av bistand utenfra.


Palestinian Premier Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after serving only two weeks in office, citing a «conflict over authority» with other Palestinian officials. Alternatively, Hamdallah’s resignation offer may have represented a «tactical move» to rid of cabinet deputies and forge a compromise with the Palestinian president. Though not yet accepted by Abbas, the resignation underscores theconfusion within the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) and projects an image of political disarray in the PA-dominated West Bank. The resignation, if accepted, could further undermine international and investor confidence in the PA, already enduring serious financial difficulties. Moreover, the move threatens to disrupt the peace efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is expected to visit the region next week.

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