An aide to Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that the Palestinian Authority Chairman plans to declare a state of emergency and dismantle the Hamas-Fatah coalition government.
An announcement is to be made shortly, said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief supporters on the issue.
A top Abbas aide, Tayeb Abdel Rahim, was to hold a news conference at Abbas' headquarters in Ramallah at 9 p.m.
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