Abbas swears in new Hamas-Fatah coalition

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new Hamas-Fatah coalition Saturday, hours after it won overwhelming parliament approval. One by one, members of the 25-member Cabinet started stepping forward to take the oath of office. The ceremony was held simultaneously in Gaza City and Ramallah in the West Bank, with a video link, because Israeli travel bans prevented the government ministers from gathering in one place.