Report: Abbas to resign PLO, Fatah posts


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may resign as head of the PLO and the Fatah Party, a Palestinian news service reported.

Abbas is considering resigning his posts on the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee and the Fatah Central Committee, Palestinian officials said Tuesday, according to the Ma’an news agency.

Abbas announced last week that he will not run for re-election as president of the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian elections are scheduled for Jan. 24.

The sources told Ma’an that Abbas will wait for the right moment to announce his resignations.

In a speech last week, Abbas said he would make "the right decisions at the right moments."

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