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Palestinian prime minister tenders resignation, government's to Abbas

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Tuesday he tendered his resignation and that of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, dealing a blow to faltering reconciliation efforts with Gaza’s Islamist Hamas rulers.

The government would continue to carry out its duties until a new one was formed, said am official statement issued after a weekly cabinet meeting.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and John Stonestreet)

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