Palestinian unity government resigns: Abbas adviser

The Palestinian unity government formed last year in a bid to heal rifts between Hamas and president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party resigned on Wednesday, an official said.

“Hamdallah handed his resignation to Abbas and Abbas ordered him to form a new government,” Nimr Hammad, an adviser to Abbas, told AFP, referring to prime minister Rami Hamdallah.

Discussions to form a new government would include consultations with the various Palestinian factions, including Hamas, he said.

source: AFP