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The Palestinian Authority minister who called Palestinian workers “brothers of
whores” on Thursday submitted his resignation from the PA
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Ahmad Majdalani, the labor minister, made the derogatory
remark during a radio interview last week. He apparently thought that the
interview had ended when he was heard cursing the workers.
initially claimed that profanity was directed against “Israeli occupation” and
not against Palestinian workers.
The Palestinian General Workers’ Union
dismissed the claim as nonsense and has since been staging daily protests to
demand that Majdalani be fired from the government.
In his letter of
resignation, Majdalani apologized to Palestinians for making an “unsuitable”
remark, saying he had no intention to cause harm to anyone.
the second minister to quit this week.
Earlier, Minister of Economy Hasan
Abu Libdeh announced that he was suspending his membership in the government
after being charged with financial corruption and fraud.
A third cabinet
member, Minister of Agriculture Ismail Daiq, was suspended six months ago after
also facing charges of corruption.