PFLP refuses participation in Fayyad's new gov't

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    RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The popular front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said it declined an offer made by Salam Fayyad, the head of the de facto government in the West Bank, urging it to participate in his new cabinet.

    This came in a press release issued following a meeting between deputy secretary-general of the PFLP Abdulrahim Mallouh and Fayyad.

    The PFLP added that Mallouh demanded Fayyad to end all his government's political, economic and security ties with the Israeli occupation first before making such overture.

    "This government must keep away completely from the political action and negotiations and focus on running the internal affairs," the PFLP said in its statement.

    Fayyad's former government had not gained the confidence of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC) and his next one is expected not to receive constitutional approval either.

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    This appointment has been challenged as illegal, because while the Palestinian Basic Law permits the president to dismiss a sitting prime minister, the appointment of a replacement requires the approval of the Legislative Council. The law provides that after removal of the prime minister (in this case, Ismail Haniyeh), the outgoing prime minister heads a caretaker government. The current Legislative Council, in which Hamas holds a majority of seats, has not approved the appointments of Fayyad or the balance of his new government. Fayyad's appointment was never placed before, or approved by it.[11] Haniyeh continues to operate as prime minister in Gaza, and is recognized by a large number of Palestinians as the legitimate acting prime minister. Anis al-Qasem, a constitutional lawyer who drafted the Basic Law, is among those who publicly declared the appointment of Fayyad to be illegal.[12]

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    RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Independent member of the Palestinian legislative council Hassan Khreisha has urged all Palestinian factions not to join the new government under Salam Fayyad.

    He said in a press release on Sunday that the government, which Fayyad plans to form without PLC endorsement, would be illegitimate and all factions should reject it.

    Numerous Palestinian factions and figures had already announced refusal to join Fayyad's government on the grounds that it was illegitimate and did not represent the Palestinian people's choice.

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