Mohammad Shtayyeh named as new Prime Minister of Palestine

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Mohammad Shtayyeh has been named as Palestinian Prime Minister by President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. A member of the West Bank’s dominant Fatah party is a long time ally of Abbas.

Key Facts:

  • The announcement comes six weeks after Hamdallah gave his resignation from the post and of his Unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, underscoring the failure of Hamas and Fatah to implement a power-sharing deal.
  • The Palestinian government is the legislature of the Palestinian Authority or the State of Palestine. Since June 2007, there have been two contending governments in the Palestinian regions, one in the West Bank and the other in the Gaza Strip.
  • Hamas has been the accepted government in the Gaza Strip since 2007, in the wake of overcoming the Fatah party in parliamentary decisions.
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  • A few countries incorporating those in the European Union, Israel and the United States think about Hamas as a terrorist organisation.
  • The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has as of late been in struggle with US President Donald Trump’s administration.
  • Abbas solidified ties with the United States after the US President announced Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved its international safe haven there.
  • Trump has from that point forward made a progression of strides against the Palestinians, including cutting countless dollars in help.


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