Abbas: Palestinian unity government to be announced Monday, despite Israeli threats

May 31, 2014 6:43 PM

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Abbas: Palestinian unity government to be announced Monday, despite Israeli threats

Palestinian Authority president says he has "an appropriate response" to any Israeli maneuvers carried out in retribution for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation government.

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expected a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists to be announced on Monday, setting a solid date for completing a unity deal the sides agreed to pursue last month.

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