Abbas advisor dismisses reports PA president is planning to resign

Political advisor to Abbas Nimer Hammad, dismissed as "Israeli rumors" a Channel 1 report Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was planning to step down from his post in two months.
Hammad said that the PA has become accustomed to such rumors coming from Israel. He claimed that the rumor was part of an Israeli attempt to "disrupt" the work of the PA leadership.