Former No. 2 in the PLO says he was illegally sacked by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

July 12, 2015 1:19 PM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank – A top PLO official recently fired by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he was dismissed illegally in a move that bodes ill for Palestinian institutions.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, who has criticized Abbas' policies and leadership, was removed as the Palestine Liberation Organization's No. 2 two weeks ago. He was replaced with Abbas confidant Saeb Erekat.

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