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Palestinians to unveil new Hamas-Fatah unity government next week

Hamas deputy politburo head Mousa Abu Marzook says the name of the new prime minister and new cabinet members will be revealed next Tuesday in Cairo during meet between Fatah's Abbas and Hamas' Meshaal.

By Reuters via Haaretz

June 14, 2011 | 4:03 pm

Palestinians said on Tuesday they were ready to form a unity government and expected to unveil its new cabinet at a meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Cairo next week.

Leaders from the two factions met for several hours in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss forming the new government agreed under a reconciliation deal reached in April.

“The prime minister’s name and that of the ministers will be announced before the people on Tuesday (next week),” Hamas’s deputy politburo head Mousa Abu Marzook, told Reuters in an interview.

Earlier on Monday, a Palestinian negotiator said that talks between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo had broken off until next week without an agreement over a new Palestinian prime minister.

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