FILE – In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks a meeting of the PLO executive committee and a Fatah Central Committee at the Palestinian Authority headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas fired Ehab Bessaiso, the director of the Palestinian national library, after he criticized the death of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority. A letter, dated June 27, 2021, and signed by Abbas, did not give a reason for the dismissal. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)