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Abbas set to unveil new government
The Palestinian president is expected to swear in a new prime minister and emergency cabinet two days after he dismissed the Hamas-led government.
Mahmoud Abbas asked Salam Fayyad, the independent finance minister in the now disbanded unity government, to form a new cabinet after Hamas fighters took full control Gaza Strip.
Upheaval in the wake of Hamas's takeover continued in the West Bank on Saturday with Fatah fighters and activists storming a Palestinian parliament building in Ramallah to protest the move.
Fighters grabbed the deputy speaker, who is linked to Hamas, and dragged him from the building.
In the West Bank city of Hebron, al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fighters, an offshoot of Fatah, stormed government offices and set up checkpoints to search for Hamas members.