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New government holds first meeting
New government holds first meeting
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ALRAY - The new Palestinian government has held its first meeting on Tuesday morning .

Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, said  during the meeting that the Ministry of Prisoners is still existed and run by Minister Al Aiysa.

The new government will work hard to lift the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, PM Hamdallah added

After being denied entry to the West Bank by the Israeli occupation, Palestinian ministers from Gaza attended the governmental meeting today via video-conference.

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 last Monday after overcoming a last-minute dispute with 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.