Palestinians to form de-facto state

Palestinians to form de-facto state

JERUSALEM, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said it's time to change the discourse on the Middle East by establishing a de facto Palestinian state.

Israel guards Palestinian leaders

JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli personnel guarded Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salaam Fayad when touring part of the West Bank, a report said.

Hamas seeks charges against PM

GAZA, March 25 (UPI) -- A threat by the militant group Hamas to prosecute Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad won't help reconciliation talks, analysts say.

Jordan sends guns, ammo to Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- With Israel's consent, Jordan has sent about 1,000 automatic rifles and some 10,000 bullets to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Fayad issues call for Palestinian unity

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 13 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority says it's time to settle differences with Hamas militants and form a unity government in the West Bank.

PA leader sees no peace accord in '08

JERUSALEM, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said he doesn't think a final Mideast peace agreement with Israel will be signed by the end of 2008.

Israel continues West Bank operations

NABLUS, West Bank, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli troops continued security operations in the West Bank town of Nablus, arresting several militants and uncovering a weapons cache.

Al-Aqsa allegdly wants to 'eliminate' PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A leaflet allegedly from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades called for the assassination of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad, a report said Monday.

U.N.: Gaza close to economic collapse

JERUSALEM, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A U.N. relief agency warned Thursday that Gaza’s economy could stop completely if border crossings remain closed.

Hamas payments called 'computer error'

RAMALLAH , West Bank, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Aides to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said salaries paid to Hamas militiamen were the result of a "computer error."

Palestinian PM endorses resistance

CAIRO, July 30 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said Monday Palestinians have every right to resist Israeli occupation.

Hamas calls Western funding 'blackmail'

GAZA, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and European leaders are trying to blackmail Palestinians by funding President Mahmoud Abbas' newly reorganized government, Hamas leaders charged.

Palestinians announce Saudi donation

JERUSALEM, May 2 (UPI) -- A Palestinian official said Wednesday Saudi Arabia will donate $250 million to the Palestinian Liberation Authority.

Salam Fayyad (Arabic: سلام فياض‎; b. 1952 Deir al-Ghusun) is a Palestinian politician and the current Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority after being reappointed on 19 May 2009. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the Palestinian Legislative Council, Palestine's parliament. Fayyad has also been the finance minister from 17 March 2007 and previously held the post from June 2002 to November 2006.

Fayyad is an internationally respected economist and politician. Salam Fayyad received his MBA from St. Edward's University in 1980. Fayyad has a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a student of William Barnett and did early research on the American Divisia Monetary Aggregates, which he continued on the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fayyad began his career teaching economics at Yarmouk University in Jordan, before joining the World Bank from 1987 – 1995. He subsequently became the International Monetary Fund representative to the Palestinian National Authority until 2001, when he accepted the offer to become its finance minister.

Upon resigning as finance minister, Fayyad ran as founder and leader of the new Third Way party in the legislative elections of 2006 alongside Hanan Ashrawi and Yasser Abd Rabbo. Fayyad and Ashrawi won their seats.

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