Palestinian PM offers to make way for unity govt

April 26, 2014 - 4:25:47 am

RAMALLAH: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation yesterday, the official news agency WAFA said, a move which may pave the way for a unity government agreed between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.

Israel on Thursday suspended peace talks with the Palestinians, saying it could not negotiate with an administration that embraces a militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction.

The reconciliation pact agreed between Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah party on Wednesday envisions agreeing upon a government of independent technocrats within five weeks and holding elections six months later.