Unity govt to pursue PLO program: Palestinian PM

By Qais Abu Samra, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The deal calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The deal calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Wednesday that the incoming Palestinian national unity government would cleave to the program laid out earlier by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to attain full Palestinian rights.

At a press briefing following a meeting with visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Hamdallah added that his current government was doing its best to meet the needs of West Bank residents.

Hamdallah went on to cite what he described as "ongoing" Israeli violations and the seven-year Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, which is governed by rival Palestinian movementHamas.

On April 23, Hamasand the Palestinian Fatah movement – which runs the PA – hammered out a reconciliation deal with a view to ending the rifts that have marred their relations since 2007.

The deal calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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