US congratulates new Palestinian government

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The US has congratulated the new Palestinian government, a day after incoming Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his new cabinet alongside President Mahmud Abbas, leaving out Hamas.

Jason Greenblatt, the assistant to US President Donald Trump and special representative for international negotiations, said in a tweet that Washington hopes that it will be able to work together toward peace and improving Palestinian lives. Several key positions were unchanged from the previous administration of Rami Hamdallah. (AIR NEWS)