Poor U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Shortly after he announced that the U.S., as part of an effort to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, would work to promote the Palestinian economy, their prime minister and well-respected chief economic guru Salam Fayyad resigned.
Israeli troops dispersed crowds of stone-throwing demonstrators at several locations across the West Bank today as Palestinians took to the streets to protest the death of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail.
The resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, whose commitment to transparency reassured donor nations, may make it tougher for the Palestinian Authority to raise the foreign aid it needs to survive.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the International Monetary Fund economist who sought to create a stable foundation for statehood, today submitted his resignation, which was accepted by President Mahmoud Abbas.