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Palestinian PM steps down amid reconciliation efforts; govt will fulfill duties


Devdiscourse News Desk West Bank and Gaza
Updated: 29-01-2019 17:16 IST
Palestinian PM steps down amid reconciliation efforts; govt will fulfill duties

The government would continue to carry out its duties until a new one was formed, said an official statement issued after a weekly cabinet meeting. Image Credit: Wikimedia

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Tuesday he tendered his resignation and that of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, dealing a blow to faltering reconciliation efforts with Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers. The government would continue to carry out its duties until a new one was formed, said an official statement issued after a weekly cabinet meeting.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : West Bank and Gaza

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