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Mustafa becomes the new PM of Palestine after resignation of Shtayyeh

Utkarsh Classes 15-03-2024
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Amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Authority (PA) got a new Prime Minister on March 14, 2024 because Palestine's Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh had recently resigned.

President Mahmoud Abbas appointed Mustafa as PM:

  • Following the resignation of Mohammed Shtayyeh, Mohammad Mustafa was appointed the new Prime Minister of Palestine. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Mohammad Mustafa is one of Palestine's leading business figures.
  • Mohammad Mustafa has overseen Gaza reconstruction under Hamas Islamist rule.
  • Mohammad Mustafa has served as an economic advisor to President Abbas for an extended period.

Decision taken under American pressure:

  • Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed PM amid US pressure on reforms in the Palestine Authority.
  • Mustafa was chosen to help lead reconstruction efforts in Gaza after the first war between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas a decade ago.

Palestine has many expectations from the new Prime Minister Mustafa:

  • Palestinian leaders hope that they can now improve the situation because he is preparing to rebuild the area after the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023.
  • The Palestinian Authority, which has international recognition, aims to reunify the rule of Palestine after the war in Gaza.

About Palestine's new Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa:

  • Mohammad Mustafa was born in 1954 in a city called Tulkarem.
  • Mohammad Mustafa holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration and Economics from George Washington University, USA.
  • Mohammad Mustafa has also worked in many positions in the World Bank.
  • Apart from this, Mustafa has also been the Deputy PM and Economy Minister of Palestine. Currently Mohammad Mustafa is also the Chairman of Palestine Investment Fund.

Challenges before Mohammad Mustafa as Prime Minister:

  • Palestinian political analyst Hani al-Masri believes that the public wants real political change, not just a change in names.
  • Mohammad Mustafa will face challenges in dealing with public demands to improve conditions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
  • Israeli sanctions have created an economic crisis in the West Bank.

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Answer: Mohammad Mustafa

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