Washington raps Abbas, forces him to reinstate PM Salam Fayyad


DEBKAfile: Obama administration is furious with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for sacking prime minister Salam Fayad, a key figure in the ambitious US-Israeli project for hauling the Palestinian economy out of its deep hole. The project was drawn up and approved last week by visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas responded to US ire by restoring Fayyad to the job Sunday – but only as “provisional prime minister.”


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