Abbas Appoints New Palestinian Prime Minister

Rami Hamdallah will replace Salam Fayyad


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed a new prime minister following the resignation of Salam Fayyad.

Rami Hamdallah, a British-educated academic and political independent, will take over.

He replaces Mr Fayyad who stepped down in April following a long-running and bitter dispute with the president.

The move comes as the US tries to revive the long-stalled peace process with Israel.