Mahmoud Abbas Resigns As PLO Chief
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has resigned from the PLO as rumors circulate he may step away from the presidency as well.By Ben Lawson | August 22, 2015
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly stepped down from his post as chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, along with half of its executive committee.
Abbas will still serve as Palestine's president. Why he is stepping down from the PLO is still unclear. (Video via RT)
The Times of Israel called his resignation a sign of "dissatisfaction and factionalism in Palestinian politics."