Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah Resigns

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The Palestinian government officially submitted its resignation to President Mahmud Abbas Tuesday, a statement said, though it will remain in place while a new administration is formed.

Analysts see the change in government as an attempt by Abbas to strengthen his position and further isolate his political rivals Hamas as a decade-long split in Palestinian politics deepens.

“The government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted on Tuesday its resignation to President Mahmud Abbas,” official news agency Wafa said in English following a cabinet meeting. The government “will continue to serve our people wherever they are and shoulder all its responsibilities until a new government is formed,” it added.

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{Matzav.com}

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