Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday offered to resign, his spokesman said, amid efforts by president Mahmud Abbas to form a new government
We cannot accept any solution except the independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, says His Highness the Amir
Nabil Abu Rudeineh will serve as deputy prime minister and information minister, the government said.
It was the third time he was in hospital in a week. On Tuesday, Mahmud Abbas underwent what was called a minor ear surgery.
President Mahmud Abbas was reelected head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Friday, as the veteran leader seeks to strengthen his control over politics in the occupied West Bank.
In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Mahmud Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday harshly condemned a vote by Israel's ruling party in support of annexing large parts of the West Bank and criticised the United States for its silence.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah faction on Saturday called for a massive demonstration next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence after Washington said it would recognise the holy city as Israel's capital.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas used the occasion to denounce the declaration, writing in a newspaper opinion piece that "the creation of a homeland for one people resulted in the dispossession and continuing persecution of another".
A Palestinian court on Sunday released on bail a prominent activist arrested after he criticised president Mahmud Abbas's administration.
The Palestinian Authority has dramatically reduced financial support for Gazans seeking medical care outside the blockaded Gaza Strip, WHO figures showed on Wednesday.