Mohammed Dahlan resigns


Mohammed Dahlan resigned as Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ national security adviser.

Dahlan’s resignation Thursday comes just over a month after his men were routed by Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip.

Dahlan cited health reasons in a statement sent to reporters, according to Ha’aretz. But sources said he had been asked to resign by a government committee that concluded that he bore much of the responsibility for Fatah’s defeat by Hamas.

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