facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Abbas: Talks to begin on Palestinian unity government

April 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM   |   Comments

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged cooperation Saturday as he announced the beginning of talks on forming a unity government.

The authority has been split since 2007, when Hamas took control of Gaza. That left Fatah, Abbas' political party, in effective control of the West Bank.

Abbas said he plans to keep to the timetable agreed to in February at a meeting of Palestinian leaders in Cairo, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback