Fatah and Hamas announce unity government as Israel pushes for international boycott

2 June 2014
(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, right, puts his hand on the Quran in front of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a swearing-in ceremony of the unity government in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new unity government in a televised ceremony on Monday, after a dispute between Hamas and Fatah over a government ministry was resolved at the last minute.&nbsp;In a prepared statement broadcast after the ceremony, Abbas said: “Today, we declare the end of the split and regaining the unity of the homeland and [its] institutions . . . This black page in our history has been closed forever and will never come back.”</p>
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