PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned.

President Mahmoud Abbas accepted Mr Fayyad’s resignation after a brief meeting at the Muqata government compound in Ramallah on Saturday.

Rumours of Mr Fayyad’s resignation surfaced last week following his disagreement with Mr Abbas over the departure of finance minister Nabil Qassis.

He quit despite US government’s efforts to keep him in the post . US Secretary of State John Kerry met Mr Fayyad during his recent visit to Israel .

Mr Abbas announced that he will name a new prime minister within days.

Last updated: 11:07am, April 15 2013