Palestinian Authority prime minister resigns

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Palestinian Authority prime minister resigns

Rami Hamdallah hands in his notice to president Mahmoud Abbas as the rest of the PM's government also stands down

Rami Hamdallah
Rami Hamdallah

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas.

The rest of the government also resigned on Tuesday, according to reports. Abbas will have to decide whether to accept any or all of the resignations.

The resignations come two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended that Abbas remove Hamdallah and form a new government packed with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

The current government includes representatives of Fatah and Hamas. Fatah makes up the largest segment of the PLO.

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