Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Saturday.
The two leaders held a twenty minute meeting at the Muqata government compound in Ramallah on Saturday evening. Abbas accepted the resignation during that meeting. The President has announced he will name a new prime minister within days.
The Wafa news agency reported Abbas had asked Fayyad to stay on as caretaker until a new government was formed. Sources told Reuters on Fayyad had offered his resignation to Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy.