"my understanding is that Abbas by his decree suspended articles 66 & 67 to allow for an emergency cabinet without the necessary quorum." - Lakshmi Hello Lakshmi, I am giving the "state of emergency" declaration the most expansive interpretation, including the ability to suspend the Basic Law (except for suspensions explicitly prohibited under the emergency laws - Title Seven of the Basic Law). I imagine most legalists will probably agree with this interpretation. But the state of emergency cannot last more than 30 days without proper extension. If you are worried about Haniyeh and his government, regardless of the emergency situation his firing was legal.
World Jewish Congress: Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners (Reuters)
from the article: Sharon's dream