Palestinian President Abbas swears in unity government

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mon Jun 2, 2014 6:26am EDT

Senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (L) shakes hands with senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (L) shakes hands with senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City April 23, 2014.

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RAMALLAH, West Bank, (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday after overcoming a last-minute dispute with the Hamas Islamist group.

Ministers in the new administration, whom Abbas has said would be politically unaffiliated, took the oath of office in a televised ceremony in Ramallah, the Palestinian seat of government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Three ministers from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip were denied entry to the West Bank by Israel.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Dan Williams)

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sabrefencer wrote:
hamas, is out for hamas period…the Palestinian people are but a tool for hamas’s own power and financial enrichment…to them, its all or nothing…that’s why for sooo many years, soo many are still poor, uneducated and used as cannon fodder…

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