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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 11:38 AM
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Palestinian premier offers to resign for unity
The Palestinian prime minister has offered to step down to clear the way for a new unity government with Hamas. Salam Fayyad told reporters at his West Bank office Tuesday that he does not want to be an obstacle to reconciliation.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4085379,00.html
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:47 PM
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1. My goodness, things are getting interesting. n/t
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:50 PM
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2. Yes. Stay tuned. nt
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 01:24 PM
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3. Especially odd considering your earlier OP: Majority of Palestinians want Fayyad
Survey: Majority of Palestinians want Fayyad as prime minister

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=124x356052

Why step down if the majority want you as PM?

And why does Hamas think it can go against the will of the Palestinian people?
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 01:31 PM
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4. Politics is an odd game, no sure bets. n/t
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:42 PM
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5. Fayyad to stay on as Palestinian prime minister
Salam Fayyad dismissed allegations of his plans to resign, says he is 'proud' that he is public's favorite for the prime minister post.

Salam Fayyad on Tuesday dismissed reports that he was thinking of stepping down as Palestinian prime minister after the Islamist Hamas movement rejected him as a candidate to run the new government.

The Fatah movement of President Mahmoud Abbas had insisted on Fayyad staying as prime minister. Abbas told a Lebanese television station on Monday that since he would name the new government, his only choice would be Fayyad, regardless of Hamas's position.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/fayyad-to-stay-on-as-palestinian-prime-minister-1.368953
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:44 PM
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6. Whooooops. nt
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 02:49 PM
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7. So much going on so fast, I guess the reports may be like this going forward
for the near future at least.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 03:05 PM
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8. Hard to keep up
It seems, though, that he will finish out his term, but won't seek to be the PM in the new unity agreement.

Does that sound right?
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Mosby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 03:31 PM
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9. did you hear about Dahlan?
He has been kicked out of Fatah.
I don't know what to make of that.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 04:41 PM
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11. Very strange story
Lord knows what is going on with that guy.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 04:03 PM
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10. Honestly, what do we know that can be confirmed with any true
sense that the situation won't change again? Not much.

The only certainty seems to be the struggle continues internally.
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