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Mini reshuffle sees new Justice Minister

President Mahmoud Abbas has announced three changes to his Cabinet and appointed new ministers as follows: Ali Abu Diak Minister of Justice Ehab Bseiso Minister of Culture Ibrahim al-Shaer Minister […]

Cabinet reshuffle completed

The Palestinian Authority has carried out a limited reshuffle of its Cabinet. Hamas has objected to the reshuffle and described it as “unconstitutional and outside consensus” according to the Ma’an […]

Palestinian Minister killed in clashes with Israeli forces

Ziad Abu Ein, the Palestinian Authorities head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission in the Palestinian Territories has died after reportedly being beaten by Israeli security forces and inhaling tear […]

Unity Cabinet meets in Gaza

It looks as though the Palestinian Unity Cabinet is a reality after a number of false starts. Yesterday the Unity Government met in Gaza for the first time and discussed […]

Hamas and Israel agree open ended truce

Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip appear to have reached an open ended ceasefire agreement after seven weeks of fighting and the deaths of more than 2,200 Palestinians and […]

UN calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations has called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire between Israel and Hamas following three weeks of bombardment of the Gaza Strip and rocket attacks into Israel. Israel […]

Palestinians seek International Protection from Israelis

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the Palestinian Territories under “international protection” following the continued bombardment by Israeli forces of the Gaza Strip. Israel […]

Unity government formed after seven years of arguments

After much discussion and numerous delays, President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new unity government for the Palestinian Territories. The move ends a bitter seven year split between Hamas, who […]

Cabinet of the Palestinian Territories

Rami Hamdallah Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Ziad Abu Amr Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Muhammad Mustafa Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Economy Shukri Bishara […]

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah tenders resignation

It isn’t the first time, but the latest unity government deal struck by Hamas and Fatah this week does appear to have some chance of working. The two groups split […]

President Abbas accepts resignation of PM

After an uncertain few days in which Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation and then withdrew the resignation followed by a series of meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas, the […]

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigns

Late yesterday afternoon Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced his resignation after just two weeks into the job via his Twitter account. Reportedly he did not announce his intention to […]

Rami Hamdallah and new Cabinet sworn in

Rami Hamdallah, was sworn in yesterday as the new Prime Minister along with his new Cabinet in front of President Mahmoud Abbas. The new cabinet comprises 24 people, including the […]

Rami Hamdallah new Palestinian PM

Following the resignation of Salam Fayyad, President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed Rami Hamdallah as the new prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Mr Hamdallah is a professor of linguistics who […]