Palestinian government meets in Gaza for first time since 2014


Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrives with his government ministers to take control of Gaza from the Islamist Hamas group, in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct 2, 2017.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrives with his government ministers to take control of Gaza from the Islamist Hamas group, in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

GAZA CITY (AFP) - The Palestinian Cabinet met in Gaza on Tuesday (Oct 3) for the first time since 2014 in a further step towards the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority taking control of the territory.

In an opening speech, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah renewed his pledge to end a decade-long split between the Islamist Hamas movement that controls Gaza and his West Bank-based government, an AFP correspondent reported.