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PA communications minister to resign
Published Thursday 26/04/2012 (updated) 26/05/2012 23:44
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Sources in Ramallah say Mashour Abu Daka will resign effective May 1.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority communications minister intends to resign from Salam Fayyad's government, according to sources in Ramallah.

Fayyad was expected to accept Mashour Abu Daka's resignation Thursday, the sources said. A Palestinian Authority spokesman could not confirm Fayyad's position.

In his letter of resignation, seen by Ma'an, the minister said Fayyad's government had already resigned. He called the decision personal and "necessary to put an end to the waiting."

The minister said it had been "a great privilege" to serve in the cabinet.

The precise timing of the minister's decision was not immediately clear. It may be part of a wider government shuffle that has been rumored for weeks.

News of Abu Daka's resignation comes days after he publicly condemned a secretive Palestinian Authority initiative to censor opposition websites.

Like other concerned officials, Abu Daka blamed the order on attorney-general Ahmad al-Mughni, who he said had "made up his own laws" to justify it.

Abu Daka will leave his post effective May 1, the officials believe. He intends to retire from public service and devote time to his own business, they said.

Abu Daka declined to comment.
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1 ) ashraf / palestine
26/04/2012 23:05
I think that when the communications minister intends to resign from Salam Fayyad's government, he should say " why he intends to resign . then we may respect him more

2 ) southparkbear / usa
27/04/2012 01:23
well as long as the seat is democatatorily filled we are ok

3 ) Yousef / Palestine
27/04/2012 03:35
Abu Daka, one of the few Miinsters who actually worked. Your service is appreciated, all the best. You made the right choice.

4 ) Ralph / UK
27/04/2012 10:49
Dr. Mashour Abu Daka was a great minister for Palestine and for the PA itself.

5 ) Outsider / EU
27/04/2012 11:28
Sounds like the attorney-general should ask himself some questions.

6 ) ghada / palestine
27/04/2012 20:52
At least you stood up for your principle whether right or wrong , it is sad if you were forced to resign . We need more people like you inside not outside

7 ) Jane / Pa
27/04/2012 21:42
The attorney- general has to resign.

8 ) gggggggggggg / gggggg
28/04/2012 01:42
seems this article comments etc has been changed
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