Hamas: Unity government still facing issues


Hours before the new Palestinian unity government was set to be announced, Hamas' spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said that some issues regarding its formulation were still contested, and that any unilateral move to ratify the government would devoid it of legitimacy.


According to the spokesperson, Hamas has taken issue with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' plan to dissolve the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners in favor of forming a prisoner affair administration that would be under the PLO's control. (Elior Levy)