He’s gone

Yes, he’s gone. As the Times of Israel now reports the latest:

Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian PM

Rami Hamdallah will leave his post after less than two weeks as prime minister

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally accepted on Sunday the resignation of newly-appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, official news agency Wafa reported.

Hamdallah had served only two weeks before he abruptly resigned last week over a conflict of authority. He reportedly met with Abbas on Friday afternoon, and although neither Hamdallah’s nor Abbas’s offices made any statements, a high-level government official said Abbas made intensive efforts to persuade Hamdallah not to resign.

However, Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh was quoted Sunday by Wafa as saying the resignation was accepted. Hamdallah will remain head of a caretaker government until a replacement is found.

What was that about a week being a long time in politics?