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Abbas, Fayyad at Bethlehem mass 311 AP.
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within the Palestinian Authority cabinet will offer their resignation
on Monday in order to allow PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to choose new
ministers at the request of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a
Reuters report citing political sources on Sunday.Fayyad and other ministers within Abbas's cabinet have long called for the move.
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will be massive change in the composition of the government," a
political source told Reuters. The PA cabinet was established in 1993 as
part of interim peace deals with Israel."Dr. Fayyad will
immediately start his discussion with the factions to form the cabinet,"
an additional sources said. "Some ministers will keep their
portfolios."Sixteen out of the available 24 posts in Fayyad's
cabinet are currently filled. Two ministers have previously resigned and
six are isolated in the Gaza Strip. Of the 16 who are currently
serving, some face allegations of incompetence.
By HERB KEINON
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
By KASWAR KLASRA/THE MEDIA LINE
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