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Salam Fayyad - 31 May
12 June 2011  04:56 ET

The Palestinian Islamist movement
Hamas has rejected its rival Fatah’s nomination of Salam Fayyad as prime
minister in a transitional government.

The decision came hours after Fatah agreed to back Mr Fayyad, who currently
heads the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.

Delegates from the two factions are due to meet on Tuesday in Cairo to agree
the make-up of the new government.

Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in May ending their four-year split.

The agreement paved the way for a joint interim government ahead of national
elections next year.

The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority runs parts of the West Bank, while Hamas
governs the Gaza Strip. Hamas is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US
and the EU.

“The Fatah central committee’s nomination of Salam Fayyad to head the
government is a Fatah nomination and any head of the new government must be
chosen by consensus and not, of course, by one of the parties,” Hamas spokesman
Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP news agency.

Correspondents say Hamas’ rejection of the nomination of Mr Fayyad, a
US-educated economist, could compromise foreign support for the new government.

Fatah-Hamas rivalry

  • January 2006 – Hamas wins Palestinian Authority legislative election
  • March 2006 – Hamas government sworn in; US and EU suspend ties
  • February-March 2007 – Fatah and Hamas agree to form coalition to end growing
    factional warfare
  • June 2007 – Hamas seizes control of Gaza from Fatah after continued
    fighting; unity government dissolved; Israel tightens blockade of Gaza

With him as prime minister, international concerns that
aid money would fall into Hamas’s hands would have eased, they add.

Under the deal signed in May, the first step was to form an interim
government of technocrats whose task will be to work on reconciliation and
prepare for new elections.

Leading members of Hamas and Fatah had said they would stay out of this
government in the short term.

Israel has expressed disapproval of the move and suspended tax transfers to
the Palestinian Authority, with the Israeli finance minister saying payments
would be stopped until it was clear money would not go to militants in



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A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9


Salam Fayyad

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his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 36 = Managing.  Delegating.  Weighty responsibilities.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.


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