Palestinian unity government resigns

Ramallah, June 17 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the Palestinian unity government, media reported.

The resignation of the Palestinian unity government was made following a meeting held in Ramallah on Wednesday between Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

A well-informed Palestinian official told Xinhua news agency that Hamdallah presented his government’s resignation to President Abbas during their meeting.

Amin Maqbool, secretary general of Fatah Party’s revolutionary council, told reporters following the meeting that it was agreed to convene a Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committee meeting on Monday to discuss the formation of a new unity government.

“The PLO executive committee will convene on Monday next week to decide the shape of the new government,” said Maqbool.

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