Haniyeh to resign as prime minister within 4 days

February 12, 2007 12:37

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said Monday that he planned to step down within four days, as part of his coalition agreement with the rival Fatah movement of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Under the deal reached last week in Mecca, the Hamas-led government will resign, and Haniyeh will start putting together a Hamas-Fatah coalition. Haniyeh's resignation is only a formality, since he would retain the post as prime minister in the new government. Haniyeh spoke to reporters before crossing from Egypt into Gaza.

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