Palestinian president accepts Cabinet's resignation

RAMALLAH, West Bank  -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his prime minister and Cabinet, taking a new step toward ending a failed attempt at reconciling with the rival Hamas movement.


Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah had offered his government's resignation to Abbas.


Abbas' spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, said the president had accepted the resignation but asked Hamdallah to stay on in a caretaker capacity. Abbas also began consultations to form a new government.


פרסום ראשון: 01.29.19, 20:18