Rumors began circulating early Thursday morning, June 20, that the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, had tendered his resignation. Hamdallah had only been appointed to the position a little over two weeks ago.
An enterprising journalist noticed that Hamdallah’s official twitter account, @Palestinegov, stated all there was to say about Hamdallah’s career as prime minister.
There are two tweets, one announcing his appointment, on June 4, and the second and final one, on June 20, announcing that he had handed his “resignation to the President of the PA. Official note will be released soon. R.H.”
It is unclear whether there will ever be another tweet on this account, but in the 12 hours between the time this account was copied for posterity and the time this article was published, Mr. Hamdallah’s Twitter followers swelled from 102 to 170.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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