Palestinian Prime Minister resigns

Kia Farhang

 

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Saturday, news sources reported.
 
The announcement comes after public disagreements between Fayyad and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Al Jazeera reported. Fayyad was seen by some Palestinians as too close to the United States and Israel.
 
The Palestinian parliament criticized Fayyad's policies earlier this month, the New York Times reported, calling them "improvised and confused." Fayyad, who was appointed in 2007, resigned in 2009 but was reinstated only a few months later.
 
Abbas is expected to name a new Prime Minister within days, the Associated Press reported.