**FILE** In this photo taken on Nov. 12, 2003, then Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayad (center), former government General Secretary Hasan Abu-Lebdeh (right) and former Labor Minister Ghassan Khatib (left) sit in an unknown office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Muhammed Muheisen

**FILE** In this photo taken on Nov. 12, 2003, then Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayad (center), former government General Secretary Hasan Abu-Lebdeh (right) and former Labor Minister Ghassan Khatib (left) sit in an unknown office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Associated Press)