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Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian PM: source

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Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah attends his first meeting of the new government cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The new Palestinian prime minister submitted his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, June 20, 2013, after two weeks on the job, because of a conflict over authority.—Photo by AP
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah attends his first meeting of the new government cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The new Palestinian prime minister submitted his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, June 20, 2013, after two weeks on the job, because of a conflict over authority.—Photo by AP

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday formally accepted the resignation of his newly-installed prime minister Rami Hamdallah after just over two weeks on the job, a senior source told AFP.

“President Abbas has accepted the resignation of Hamdallah after he refused to work with two deputies,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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