Palestinian PM Offers to Quit, Easing Way for Unity Government

Rami Hamdallah's resignation could pave the way for Hamas and Fatah to set up government of independent technocrats within five weeks, followed by elections six months later.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation on Friday, the official news agency WAFA said, a move which may pave the way for a unity government agreed between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.