Monday, Dec. 18
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, 4 minors, in West Bank raids
  2. Israeli bulldozers level lands in southern Gaza
  3. 29-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces laid to rest
  4. Abbas spokesman: We will not accept changes to 1967Jerusalem borders
  5. 4 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza
  6. Hundreds injured as Palestinians protest in West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem
  7. Israeli navy opens fire at Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
  8. Israeli forces shoot incapacitated Palestinian after alleged stabbing
  9. VIDEO: Israeli forces detain Palestinian teeange girls from ambulance
  10. Israel conducts several airstrikes accross Gaza Strip

Fatah leader: Abbas won't quit

Sept. 20, 2012 1:18 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 20, 2012 10:54 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Mahmoud Abbas has no intention to resign and will remain president until the next elections, senior Fatah official Jamal Muhassen said Thursday.

Abbas was elected in democratic elections and will leave his post in a democratic way, Muhassan told Ma'an.

On Wednesday, the Saudi newspaper al-Watan reported that Abbas had told faction leaders to find a new president in 10 days at a meeting in Ramallah.

"You have 10 days until I come back from the United States, and you must look for a new president," Abbas said, according to an official who was at the meeting.

Abbas has threatened to resign several times before. His democratic mandate expired in 2009 but has remained president in the absence of elections.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017