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15 Feb, 2007 23:55

Palestinian PM resigns

The Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah of Hamas has resigned to pave way for a new unity government with rival movement Fatah. Officials say Haniyeh handed his resignation to Abbas during a meeting in Gaza.
Palestinian PM resigns

The change is seen as the first step towards forming a new government, aiming to end factional warfare and remove a Western aid boycott of Hamas.

Haniyah remains caretaker Prime Minister and has five weeks to form a Hamas-Fatah coalition.