The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah will be announced on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would shun the new alliance.
Fifteen Palestinian factions,
including militant Islamic groups, endorsed a reconciliation
deal on Wednesday meant to end a four-year rift between the two major
Palestinian political movements, Hamas and Fatah.
Egypt said on Wednesday that "Palestinian
factions" were behind this week`s rocket attacks on Israel and
Jordan, the MENA news agency reported, apparently implying the
rockets were fired from the Sinai peninsula.
Leaders of Kerala Congress factions KM Mani (KC-M) and PJ Joseph (KC-J) on Saturday announced their decision to merge their parties on May 27, ignoring resentment from Congress that heads the UDF of which KC(M) is a constituent.