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Government to devote efforts to improve health sector in Gaza: Awwad
Palestinian Minister of Health, Jawad Awwad
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ALRAY - Palestinian Minister of Health, Jawad Awwad, announced Monday that the ministry will devote its hard work to improve and develop the health sector in the Gaza Strip.

Awwad took the oath of Health office in the national unity government which announced Monday.

"The national unity government will visit Gaza soon. It will do its best to overcome the malfunctions in the health sector," he said.

Israeli occupation has imposed illegal siege on the Gaza strip since 2007 which affects health sector seriously.

He noted there is no particular time for the visit yet, but the goverment will try to visit Gaza even if Israel banned them.

Under terms of a deal signed on April 23, the main Palestinian rivals, Fatah and Hamas, agreed to establish a unity cabinet of 17 independent ministers that would organize long-delayed elections.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday after overcoming a last-minute dispute with the Hamas.

Ministers in the new administration took the oath of office in a televised ceremony in Ramallah, the Palestinian seat of government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Three ministers from the Gaza Strip were denied entry to the West Bank via Israel.