Abbas appoints new Palestinian Authority prime minister

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(JNS.org) Palestinian
Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed Rami Hamdallah as the new
PA prime minister, Ma’an news agency
reported.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamdallah, who
is currently president of An-Najah University located in Nablus, will replace
Salam Fayyad, who resigned April 13.

Abbas and Fayyad,
a western-educated economist, frequently clashed over the direction of the PA. Additionally,
members of the terror group Hamas, which rules Gaza, despised Fayyad’s ties to
the West and relationship with Israel.

Hamdallah, who
has no prior political experience, has a PhD in applied linguistics from the
University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom. He has served as president of
An-Najah University since 1998.

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Source: JNS.org

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