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Two Palestinian Ministers Say Resigned Amid Unrest

Two Palestinian cabinet ministers have tendered their resignations, political sources said Saturday, in a new blow to a government beset by militants demanding reform in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “I have reached a point where I can do nothing amid all this ongoing chaos and unrest. Unfortunately, the situation is deteriorating by the day,”Justice Minister Nahed Al-Reyes told Reuters, saying he tendered his resignation Wednesday and was awaiting confirmation from Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie. Senior Palestinian political sources said Planning Minister Nabil Qasis had also resigned after accepting an offer to become president of a West Bank university. Qurie approved Qasis’ resignation, which goes into effect next month, sources said. Full Story

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