International Crisis Group has issued their new report, Ruling Palestin II: The West Bank Model?. The report follows Ruling Palestine I: Gaza under Hamas from March this year.
The report questions whether the Ramallah based cabinet’s strategy of rejuvenating governance under Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and sustained diplomacy steered by President Mahmoud Abbas can succeed.
ICG points out that Abbas and his internal and external supporters have turned a blind eye to legal and constitutional issues, hoping to compensate by the government’s performance.
Fayyad’s caretaker government in Ramallah is now relying in presidential decrees instead of sanction by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
Download: International Crisis Group, “Ruling Palestine II: The West Bank Model” from International Crisis Group here! (pdf), Middle East Report No 79, 17 July 2008 (pdf).
Download: International Crisis Group, “Ruling Palestine I: Gaza under Hamas” from International Crisis Group here!, Middle East Report No 73, 13 March 2008 (pdf).
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