PA donor countries warn Abbas not to replace Fayyad

Donor countries have warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas against trying to replace Prime Minister Salam Fayyad or confiscate his control over the PA Finance Ministry, a Western diplomat based in Israel told The Jerusalem Post Monday.

The diplomat said that the donors were aware of Abbas’s repeated attempts to remove Fayyad from power and seize control over the ministry.

We won’t allow this to happen,” the diplomat said.

“We have made it clear to President Abbas that international aid will be affected if he or Fatah remove Fayyad.”

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