Palestinian government resigns

Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Tuesday handed in the resignation of his government to President Mahmoud Abbas, but it will continue as a caretaker until a new government is formed.

Hamdallah said that he hoped consultations will continue and succeed in forming a new cabinet as soon as possible, stressing that the success of any government in effectively carrying out its duties needs the trust of the people, a solid national will and the unwavering support of all components of the Palestinian society to overcome challenges.

He expressed the Palestinian people’s aspirations for ending Palestinian divisions, achieve reconciliation, consolidate national institutions and fulfill the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people in ending the Israeli occupation and establishing a sovereign Palestinian state on the lands of 1967 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: Jordan News Agency