[Official PA website]
GAZA, Palestine, November 25, 2006 (IPC+Al Ayam) - President Mahmoud Abbas
proposed three independents Hamas has to
choose to assume interior portfolio in the meeting with Prime minister
Ismael Haneyeh Thursday morning but Hams response has not been yet given to
Abbas as the movement is still examining the proposal.
Local Al Ayam newspaper reported that a reliable source disclosed the
identity of the three independents to take the interior portfolio ; Dr.
Kamal Al Shuraf, ex-minister and lawmaker , Dr. Salah Abed Al Shafi , from
Gaza, He also the son of leader Haider Abed Al Shafi and Deputy Dr. Mustfa
The paper quoted the reliable sources as saying that the President Abbas
during the meeting demanded Haneyeh to resign in order to authorize today
Saturday Dr. Mohammed Shubair to lineup the new government.
The reliable sources elaborated that Haneyeh told the President Thursday
morning that he has no final say on such a proposal and the matter under
Speaking to the reporters Friday Haneyeh asserted that his resignation is
related to a full agreement over the details of new government.
The sources said that at a time the President Abbas is adamant on
independents to take interior, foreign affair and finance portfolio so as
the international community able to deal with the new government and unlock
aid embargo , Hams also announced repeatedly that it will not give up such
The paper has reported that the President proposed Dr. Salam Fayad as
finance minister and Dr. Ziad Abu Amro, foreign affair minister .Both are
To this moment Hams movement, according to the Paper, has not yet proposed a
name to assume the interior ministry and in all meetings Hams proposed Dr
Sameer Abu Eisha, planning minister and deputy of finance minister to talk
finance portfolio and Mustafa Al Burgothi as foreign affair minister.
PM Ismael Haneyeh announced Friday that he will resign unless an agreement
over the national unity government struck.
"My resignation is a part of constitutional procedures which will be set
when we agree on all the details then start out constitutional measures,"
Haneyeh said , adding " the most important is the agreement and do not keep
issues unsettled and committed to principles we already have agreed on."
About his consultations with the President Mahmoud Abbas over the unity
government, PM said " slicing the portfolios happen between factions willing
to for government by appointment but we form a government on the basis of
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