New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions

Credit: Reuters- Published on April 13, 2019
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.
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Published on April 13, 2019 -  00:45
New Palestinian Government Sworn In, Headed By Fatah Party Loyalist
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move that roundly rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to efforts toward unity. Mohammed Shtayyeh, an economist and longtime Abbas advisor, will serve as prime minister of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority.

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