Abbas asks West Bank PM to form unity government

May 29, 2014 3:18 PM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree Thursday calling on the prime minister of his West Bank-based Palestinian Authority to form a temporary Palestinian unity government, the official news agency WAFA said.

It is not clear if Abbas' decision means the formation of a unity government is imminent or that he is trying to buy more time.

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