Abbas to call for formation of Palestinian unity gov't

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November 15, 2011 22:11

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled Wednesday to call for the formation of a Palestinian unity government, a PA official said Tuesday.

The official said that Abbas will issue the call during a speech marking the anniversary of Palestinian “independence day.”

Abbas’s will call for the formation of a unity government dominated by independent figures as part of an agreement between his Fatah faction and Hamas, the official told The Jerusalem Post.

The official would neither confirm nor deny reports that Prime Minister Salam Fayyad would be excluded from the new PA government

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