JERUSALEM, June 5 (JTA) — Palestinian Authority Attorney General Khaled Al-Kidra resigned this week, citing health reasons. Kidra, who was appointed to the post three years ago, submitted his resignation Wednesday night to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, who did not seek to dissuade him. Kidra, 65, denied an Israel Radio report that Arafat had asked him to step down because of involvement in corruption, or that his resignation was linked to a recent report by a Palestinian auditing office that found grave mismanagement of public funds. “The auditing report has nothing to do at all with the legal apparatus,” Kidra said.
Palestinian attorney general resigns