New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions

Mohammad Shtayyeh is sworn in as a Palestinian Prime Minister, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

RAMALLAH, GAZA (Reuters) – 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. Mohammed Shtayyeh, an economist and longtime Abbas adviser, will serve as prime minister of the West Bank-based […]

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