Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the removal of 12 out of 16 regional governors, sparking speculation about the reasons behind this move.Palestinian Author
The governors' roles are symbolic and hold little real authority in Gaza due to Hamas control. In the West Bank, key governors were also dismissed.
The motive behind the decision is unclear, with analysts suggesting it could be an attempt to consolidate power or address internal governance issues.
This decision comes as the Palestinian Authority faces financial challenges that threaten its ability to provide essential services and maintain security.
Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh held face-to-face talks to address divisions and explore cooperation.
Israel's role complicates matters, as financial support is withheld, adding to the PA's financial struggles.