Gaza says parliament to approve new cabinet
Published Saturday 01/09/2012 (updated) 02/09/2012 12:39
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is reshuffling his government, and
on Sunday received approval from Hamas MPs.(MaanImages/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip said Saturday that they will hold a meeting of the Palestinian parliament to approve new ministers in the Gaza cabinet.
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is reshuffling his government, and last Sunday received approval from Hamas parliamentarians.
Now the lawmakers say the Palestinian Legislative Council will meet in Gaza this Sunday to endorse the cabinet.
While the announcement suggested the government was trying to show attention to due process, the parliament has been defunct for five years, and it was unclear if any factions other than Hamas would attend this "parliamentary" session.
The PLC has not met formally since 2007, when fierce factional clashes split the West Bank and Gaza into rival governments, with Fatah leading the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority.