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Palestinian Elections & Government: Palestinian Emergency Government

(June 17, 2007)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has sworn in a new emergency government that excludes his Islamist rivals, Hamas, who have seized control of Gaza. Mr Abbas also issued decrees enabling new Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to rule without parliamentary approval and outlawing all of Hamas's armed forces. Mr Fayyad's predecessor, Ismail Haniya, has said the new government is illegal. Israel's government said a non-Hamas administration would create a fresh opportunity for a partnership in peace.

  • Salam Fayyad (Third Way Bloc): Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  • Abdul-Raziq Al Yahia (close to Fatah movement): Minister of Interior and civil affairs
  • Zial Al Bandak (close to Fatah, Christian): Minister of Agriculture and local governement
  • Lamis Al Alamy (Independent, from Jerusalem): Minister of Education
  • Kholoud D'ebis (Independent, Christian): Minister of Tourism and Women Affairs
  • Ziad Al Malky: Minister of Justice
  • Samir Abdullah (close to the Palestinian People Party): Minister of Planning and Labor
  • Fathi Abu Mahli: Minister of Health
  • Mohammad Kammal Hassouna (Close to the Palestinian National Initiative): Minister of Economy and Public Labor
  • Riyadh Al Malky: Minister of Labor and Informationm
  • Jamal Bawatna: Minister of Waqf and Social Affairs
  • Ashraf Al Ajramy (close to Fatah): Minister of Youth , Sport and Detainees affairs
  • Mash-hoor Abu: Minister of Transportation

Sources: Bloomberg, The New York Times, Jerusalem Post (June 17, 2007)