Mahmoud Abbas Fires All Advisors
In a surprising and sudden move, Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) signed an executive order to fire all of his advisors, effective immediately.
Abbas fired all of his advisors, on all levels and in every field of expertise. Among those fired are Mahmoud Al-Habash, advisor on religion, Majdi Al-Haldi advisor on foreign affairs, Ali Mahana, legislative advisor and Mamoun Swidan, advisor on sport and youth.
The order includes even those closest to Abbas – Haj Ismail Jabber, the commander of the PA’s National Security Force and advisor on security, and his personal assistant, Ahmed Abed Rahman.
The executive order also forced former ministers of the PA to return any funds they’d illegally obtained.