Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting with the Revolutionary Council of his ruling Fatah party,in Ramallah June 16, 2015. AFP/ABBAS MOMANI
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The Palestinian unity government resigned Wednesday in a deepening rift with Gaza as the blockaded territory's de facto rulers Hamas held separate, indirect talks with Israel.It was also unclear what the next government might look like, reflecting the chaotic period for Palestinian politics.Discussions on forming a new government would include consultations with the various Palestinian factions, including Hamas, aide Nimr Hammad said.Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said the PLO's executive committee would hold a meeting Monday, attended by Hamdallah, to discuss the "formation of a national unity government".Hamas rejected any unilateral dissolution of the unity government and said it had not been consulted.
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