Palestinian factions reject Abbas’s insistence on Fayyad as PM

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian factions have expressed “absolute rejection” as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has insisted on nominating Salam Fayyad as the only choice for prime minister of the unified transitional government.

    The insistence, which they say was made in submission to Israeli-US pressure, only serves Israeli interests and its aggressive policies against the Palestinians, the factions said in a statement on Sunday.

    The factions reiterated their support for Palestinian unity government that holds fast to national constants and preserves the resistance program.

    Palestinian factions reject Abbas
     
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    Well, Fayyad built up state institutions, and did something positive. Of course he would be rejected by Hamas. Thanks to Hamas, the Palestinians will never gain independence, and Israel will continue to build settlements. Time is not on the Palestinians' side. They are sabotaging their own cause--so they are real "freedom fighters"--fighting freedom.
     
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    Fayyad has a rap sheet as long as your arm. He has racked up numerous violations of Palestinian and international law.

    He is rejected by virtually all factions not just Hamas.
     
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    The terrorist factions may have rejected Fayyad, but what do the people of Gaza say? We will never know as long as the despotic Hamas regime continues to terrorize the people of Gaza and deny them basic human freedoms and basic human rights for no other reason than to preserve their access to power and wealth.
     
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    Fayyad is sold to the Palestinians and to the world by the same people who sold us Obama.

    The rest of that has been sold to us also.
     
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    Fayyad has proved himself to be a competent administrator who has earned popular support by the improvements in living conditions in the West Bank he has engineered. Part of this improvement in living conditions has resulted from preventing Hamas terrorists and other terrorists from pointlessly forcing Israel to impose stricter security measures deep into Areas A and B. What you dislike about him is that he has protected the Arabs in the West Bank from the consequences of the inane stupidities Hamas terrorists would like to commit.
     
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    Obama was popular too. I question what Fayyad has actually done. All his economic improvements are foreign dependent. There has been little to nothing done to improve Palestinian owned business. He has done nothing to halt home demolitions and land theft. He has not protected the people from Israeli arrests.

    Fayyad is not even the prime minister. The Palestinian constitution requires the PM and his cabinet to be approved by parliament before they can be sworn in or take office. Neither he nor any in his cabinet have been approved by parliament.

    And then there are all those violations of law.
     
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    Both the Gaza and West Bank governments are dependent on foreign donations for survival. Fayyad's main accomplishment for the Palestinian Arabs is preventing the collapse of the government and economy after Israel proved to the EU that money they had donated to the PA was being given to terrorist cells.

    At the time, the PA handled all internal financial transactions in cash and records consisted only of hand written notes. This system made it easy for the leadership to steal donor money for personal use and to fund terrorist activities without leaving much of a paper trail. The EU threatened to suspend donations unless the PA established transparent financial institutions.

    Arafat, surrounded by IDF troops who had retaken Areas A and B in response to the second intifada and facing the financial collapse of his government, appointed Fayyad Finance Minister because his extensive experience in international financial institutions and his personal reputation had earned him the confidence and support of the EU donor nations. Fayyad did establish transparent financial institutions that allowed donor money to continue flowing to the PA.

    Accusations of home demolitions and land theft are just mindless nonsense, but as far as the West Bank economy is concerned, Fayyad the economist has been prevented by Fayyad the politician from making much progress. As a politician, Fayyad must emphasize economic independence from Israel, and especially from the West Bank Israeli communities, but this is impossible to do without imposing great hardships on the West Bank Arabs.

    So Fayyad the economist is stopped from publicly supporting greater economic cooperation with Israel that would benefit the West Bank Arabs by Fayyad the politician who must pander to anti Israeli sentiments that demand independence from Israel.

    Although Fayyad has not failed to protect the Palestinian Arabs as badly as Hamas has, neither has he been able to advance economic and political progress in the West Bank because of the anti Israeli biases all Palestinian Arab politicians must pander to to survive.
     
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    Fayyad is developing the West Bank to be dependent on Israel. Subservient would be a better word.

    Hamas is building Gaza to be independent of Israel.

    In many ways Gaza is better off than the West Bank.
     
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    The West Bank is landlocked between Israel and Jordan, so the West Bank economy will always be dependent on good relations with Israel. Gaza, on the other hand, because of its location would have great opportunities for economic growth if not for Hamas' policies.

    There are no ways in which the people of Gaza are better off than the people of the West Bank.
     

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