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Palestinian President Abbas swears in unity government

Source: Reuters - Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:16 GMT
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RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 2 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday after overcoming a last-minute dispute with the Hamas Islamist group.

Ministers in the new administration, whom Abbas has said would be politically unaffiliated, took the oath of office in a televised ceremony in Ramallah, the Palestinian seat of government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Three ministers from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip were denied entry to the West Bank by Israel. (Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Dan Williams)

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