A Palestinian affairs' expert commented on the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad saying, “The issue has absolutely nothing to do with the land, the cause or politics; it is about money!”
Fayyad's battle is not with the hungry hawks in Ramallah. It is with Hamas and the Israelis.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Since most funds come from the European Union and the United States, they set the condition that the finance minister be someone whose integrity and competence are trusted - two characteristics that distinguished Fayyad. Yet these characteristics have always caused him problems with the Palestinian Authority's leaders who were used to late president Yasser Arafat's exploitation of money for political interests.