Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Salam Fayyad's new Palestinian emergency government and the beginning of its struggle against Ismail Haniya's Hamas government

On June 17 the Palestinian emergency government was sworn in at the president's office in Ramallah. 2The government is composed of 12 ministers, most of them technocrats who identify with Fatah's national outlook. The government's composition clearly indicates that it was formed to demonstrate the unification of a diversity of political and social forces as an alternative to Hamas . The first challenges of the government, whose ministers are barely known to the Palestinian public, will be to establish its status as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and to enforce its authority in Judea and Samaria .

Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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