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August 31, 2015 9:04 am

Report: Abbas Looking for Candidates to Replace Him, Set to Announce His Resignation Soon

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly looking for candidates to replace him as head of the PA. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked members of his Fatah party to select three candidates to replace him, a daily linked to rival group Hamas reported on Monday.

A source in Fatah told the al-Resalah newspaper that Abbas, 80, is determined to announce his resignation soon from the leadership of the party, which controls the PA.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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