Palestinian ministers sworn in again after oath foul-up

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2019

Abbas spoke during the first meeting on Saturday evening, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, with the newly formed 18th government, saying, "We have many hard and complicated tasks, first of which is the 'Deal of the Century, ' of which I think nothing is left undeclared".

"We were hoping and will hope to go for a national unity government that will be a salvation government that rescues the current national Palestinian status", said al-Hayya in a press statement.

New Palestinian government sworn in with Abbas loyalist at its helm.

New Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye and his cabinet members were sworn in before President Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, the official television reported.

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FAA officials have also convened a joint review with aviation regulators from other countries, while federal prosecutors, the U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general's office and a blue-ribbon panel are reviewing the plane's certification.

In anticipation for the long awaited release of President Donald Trump's Mideast "deal of the century", European politicians who had held high-ranking positions in their governments and in European institutions, published a letter calling for the rejection of the proposed plan.

Since 2006, Hamas has been odds with Abbas' Fatah party, which runs the Palestinian Authority, the body charged with governing the Palestinian Territories.

That year, Hamas won almost 45 percent of the vote during parliamentary elections, placing it in a position to lead.

However, fighting between Hamas and Fatah, alongside Israeli action against the Palestinian government, led to open conflict, allowing the former to take control of the Gaza Strip.

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