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AP Interview: Bleak outlook for West Bank economy

The Palestinians this week replaced one internationally respected, U.S.-trained economist with another in hopes of solving long-running problems in the West Bank, including a drop in foreign aid, a crippling budget deficit and Israeli development restrictions.Full story

Palestinians' Abbas appoints new PM to Hamas outrage

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas named British-educated political independent Rami Hamdallah as new prime minister on Sunday, a move that was immediately condemned by Gaza Strip rulers Hamas. Full story

Abbas names academic as new Palestinian prime minister

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has named a new prime minister to replace Western-favored economist Salam Fayyad who quit in April and formally leaves office this month, a Palestinian official told Reuters on Sunday. Full story

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  Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad resigns

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of prime minister Salam Fayyad. The two men reportedly had ongoing disputes over government policy. MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

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Salam Fayyad attends an opening reception of Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Delevopment in Tokyo February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigns
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epa03660959 A handout photograph supplied by the Palestinian Authority on 13 April 2013 shows a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in the West Bank town of Ramallah, 13 April 2013. Mahmoud Abbas today accepted the resignation of Prime Mi

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talks to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad prior to a meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, November 29, 2012 at UN headquarters in New York. AFP PHOTO/Henny Ray Abrams