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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh resigns amid soaring US pressure

With the latest move by the Prime Minister, it is expected that it could open the door to US-backed reforms in the Palestinian Authority.

Ajeet Kumar Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Gaza Updated on: February 26, 2024 14:49 IST
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh
Image Source : AP Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh

Gaza: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday during a press conference that he submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. President Mahmoud Abbas must still decide whether he accepts Shtayyeh and his government’s resignation, tendered Monday.

But the move signals a willingness by the Western-backed Palestinian leadership to accept a shake-up that might usher in reforms seen as necessary to revitalize the Palestinian Authority. The US wants a reformed Palestinian Authority to govern Gaza once the war is over. But many obstacles remain to making that vision a reality.

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