Jihad Islamic activist killed in Gaza Strip as Fatah selects new faces to cabinet
A Palestinian man was killed and two were injured as a result of an explosion in the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, Palestinian sources reportd.
The sources said the dead man, Ahmed Hassan, was an Islamic Jihad activist, and that the circumstances indicated the explosion may have been a "work accident," meaning he may have been preparing or handling an explosive device that detonated unplanned.
Meanwhile, Fatah put together the new Palestinian Cabinet, replacing security chief Mohammed Dahlan with Nasser Yousef and bringing in nearly a dozen new faces from Fatah and smaller factions.
In the Gaza Strip, about 1,000 Dahlan supporters staged a protest, burning pictures of Fatah officials.
Dahlan told a Lebanese paper that he won't serve in the new cabinet if the conditions that caused the previous PM, Mahmoud Abbas, to resign won't change. Dahlan said that he did not think the new government would be stable because Hamas and Islamic Jihad won't cooperate with it. (Albawaba.com)
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