BLOG: Why did Fayyad resign?

In bitterlemons today, Ami Issacheroff details Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s conversations with journalists:

For some time now, Fateh has demanded that President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) dismiss Fayyad and replace him with a prime minister from the ranks of the organization. Fateh leaders were not particularly happy with Fayyad’s success. He restored order to the streets of the West Bank, dealt successfully with the problem posed by hundreds of fighters from Fateh’s armed militia, the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, won recognition worldwide and especially by the American government, and became the "favorite son" particularly of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her staff. Fayyad was everywhere, visiting the "field" and recruiting billions of dollars in donations for the Palestinian Authority while maintaining high ethical standards and fighting corruption.

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