Last Update 19:48
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Abbas spokesman named deputy Palestinian PM

AFP , Thursday 2 Aug 2018
Nabil Abu Rudeina
Palestinian presidency spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina (Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2652
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2652

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's spokesman has been named deputy prime minister, the government announced on Thursday, a move criticised by his rivals from Islamist movement Hamas.

Nabil Abu Rudeina will serve as deputy prime minister and information minister, the government said.

The move comes amid talk of fresh attempts at reconciliation between Abbas's Fatah and Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip.

Hamas said it ran contrary to those efforts, which have repeatedly failed in the past.

"Any reconciliation agreement must be submitted to a unity government and not to a Fatah government," said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah told journalists the appointment was part of the Palestinian Authority's efforts to develop the information sector.

Abu Rudeina will retain his position as spokesman for the Palestinian presidency..

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.