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Palestinian chief justice withdraws resignation

[JURIST] Palestinian Chief Justice Zuhair Sourani has said he is retracting his Saturday resignation [JURIST report] in reaction to promises made by President Mahmoud Abbas to increase protection of Palestinian courts and judges. Lawyers and judges shut down the Palestinian legal system Saturday, protesting against recent attacks on senior legal officials including a bomb attack against the homes of the Chief Justice and Attorney General Hussein Abu 'Aassi. Both attacks damaged property, but did not result in casualties. Aljazeera has more.

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