Palestine Authority government offers its resignation to Mahmoud Abbas, who should also resign




Fig. 1. The ruins of a terminal at the Gaza airport. Image by Said Khatib (Agence France-Presse) on September 9, 2018, via the Times of Israel,[1] fair use.

“I would like to inform the honorable council and our great people that I placed the government’s resignation at the disposal of Mr. President (Mahmoud Abbas), last Tuesday, and today I submit it in writing,” Shtayyeh said in a post on Facebook.

The resignation comes as the Palestinian Authority (PA) comes under intense pressure from the United States to reform and improve its governance in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The PA has long been seen as corrupt by US politicians and Palestinians themselves.[2]

Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation would also be in order.

Ibrahim Dahman, “Palestinian Authority prime minister and government resign,” CNN, February 26, 2024,


Fig. 2. “Sabra & Shatila Massacre 1982 Memorial in Sabra, South Beirut,” photograph by Bertramz, September 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.

Emanuel Fabian, “IDF strikes deeper in Lebanon than for years after Hezbollah shoots down military drone,” Times of Israel, February 26, 2024,



Fig. 3. “Destroyed Russian military vehicles located on the main street Khreshchatyk are seen as part of the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine in Kyiv, August 24.” Photograph by Gleb Garanich for Reuters, August 24, 2022,[3] fair use.

Emily Rauhala, “Hungary approves Sweden’s NATO bid, unblocking historic expansion,” Washington Post, February 26, 2024,

  1. [1]Agence France-Presse and Times of Israel, “20 years after its opening, destroyed Gaza airport embodies grounded peace hopes,” Times of Israel, September 12, 2018,
  2. [2]Ibrahim Dahman, “Palestinian Authority prime minister and government resign,” CNN, February 26, 2024,
  3. [3]Reuters, “Ukraine puts destroyed Russian tanks on display in Kyiv,” August 25, 2022,

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