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Former PA minister reveals that he resigned because of pervasive corruption in the PA

Headline: “After two years of silence, Minister Al-Issa reveals the reasons for his resignation from Rami [Hamdallah’s] government”
       “After two years of ‘calculated’ silence regarding his resignation from [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah’s government, [former PA Minister of Agriculture and Welfare] Shawqi Al-Issa published his letter of resignation, after the reasons that prevented its publication had passed. Due to its significance we are again publishing its wording and a [photographed] copy of it:
‘My resignation from the [PA] government
When I resigned from the government, it was not an appropriate time to speak about the reasons for doing so, as the popular uprising (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) was at its peak and Martyrs (Shahids) were dying every day, and frustrating talk only does damage and does not contribute. If I had been even slightly convinced at the time that I could continue to be useful, I would have stayed. But it was not possible or permitted to take effective action against the corruption and to improve the services provided to the members of our people.
I also do not want to give an excuse to those who will say that I am trying to sabotage the national unity government, as we all hoped that it would unite the homeland. However, it is already clear to all that the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation and unity were a naïve dream, and that the exclusion of the ]public] employees that are efficient and uncorrupt is continuing while the position of those surrounded by suspicions of corruption strengthens.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il
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