Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (seventh from right) poses for a group photograph with the members of the new Palestinian government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Ramallah on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Mahmoud Abbas’ loyalists dominate newly formed Palestinian government

  • Analysts say the change of government was made to further isolate Hamas, which has been at odds with the Fatah party of Abbas and Shtayyeh for over a decade
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (seventh from right) poses for a group photograph with the members of the new Palestinian government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Ramallah on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces during clashes near the border with Israel east of Gaza City. Photo: AFP

Teenagers shot, rockets fired as Palestinians mark anniversary of bloody Gaza border protests

  • Four Palestinians die from Israeli fire in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border
  • Israeli tanks blast Hamas positions after overnight rocket launches
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces during clashes near the border with Israel east of Gaza City. Photo: AFP
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