Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday accepted the resignation of his prime minister Rami Hamdallah after just over two weeks on the job, plunging his government back into crisis.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (right) chairs the first meeting of the new government along with prime minister Rami Hamdallah in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 6, 2013. Abbas has formally accepted the resignation of Hamdallah after just over two weeks on the job.
It was the second time within 10 weeks that a Palestinian prime minister has tendered his resignation over an internal power struggle, and Abbas now has 35 days to find a replacement, officials said.
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