Palestinian prime minister offers his resignation

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem, Israel on July 16, 2012.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has offered his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Palestinian source close to Abbas who has first-hand knowledge of the matter.
The resignation comes after longstanding internal policy disputes between the two men.
Abbas will return to Ramallah late Thursday and, according to the source, will most likely accept Fayyad's resignation.