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Abbas’ Palestinian cabinet to resign amid Arab revolutions, sources say

RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian cabinet will tender resignations Monday after which Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will select new ministers at the request of President Mahmoud Abbas, political sources said. The shake-up, disclosed to Reuters Sunday, was long demanded by Fayyad and some in Abbas’s Fatah faction. It follows…

Palestinians celebrate Jericho’s 10,000th anniversary

JERICHO, Palestinian Territories — The Palestinians on Sunday marked the 10,000th anniversary of the founding of Jericho, an oasis town in the West Bank that may be the world’s oldest city. The festivities included a special cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Salam Fayyad that was to be followed by…