Report: Palestinian PM submits resignation
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on Tuesday once again submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat after the two had harsh exchanges of words. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat reported Wednesday that Qurei decided to quit over disputes regarding lack of reforms in the Palestinian Authority. Arafat is blamed for repeatedly blocking attempts to reform. The two leaders also clashed on the issue of the next Donor Countries conference, the report added.
It was not clear whether Qurei would follow through on his threat to quit. He has made similar threats in the past, and briefly stepped down in July but returned to office after pressure from Arafat. However, the paper quoted Wednesday Qurei as saying "This time it's final." (albawaba.com)
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