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Hamas-Fatah at odds again?

Hamas-Fatah at odds over future premiership -
Fatah's wish to see current Palestinian PM continue as head of future unity government said to be cause for new rift between factions

Published: 06.12.11

Fatah's expressed wish to see current Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad continue as head of future Hamas-Fatah unity government is said to be the cause for a new rift between the factions, just weeks after signing what was called a historic reconciliation.

Hamas official Dr. Salah Bardawil said Sunday that the movement will oppose such a move by Fatah: "We will not hand over the unity government to Fayyad, who has driven the West Bank into debt," he said.

The Palestinian factions are set to meet on Tuesday and discuss the future premiership further.

Fayyad, who enjoys a somewhat international consensus as a statesman, is the preferred choice by many, as his appointment is likely


Added: Jun-12-2011 Occurred On: Jun-12-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Hamas, Fatah, future premiership, Salam Fayyad
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