Hamas endorses Hamdallah to head Palestine gov't

Describing the talks as "positive," Abu Zuhri said that the two groups agreed to see Hamdallah as the prime minister of the new national unity government.

Hamas endorses Hamdallah to head Palestine gov't

World Bulletin / News Desk

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said Tuesday that it agreed with rival Fatah to name Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah as the head of the unity government that is expected to be unveiled within days.

In a statement, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the understanding was reached following a session of talks between the two groups in Gaza, which wrapped up late Monday.

Describing the talks as "positive," Abu Zuhri said that the two groups agreed to see Hamdallah as the prime minister of the new national unity government.

The two groups also agreed on a number of names to take on ministerial portfolios in the new cabinet, as talks are due to continue on Tuesday to finalize the government's formation, he added.

Last month, rival groups Fatah and Hamas hammered out a reconciliation deal with a view to ending the rifts that have marred their relations since 2007.

The deal stipulates 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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