Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian prime minister
June 24, 2013 -- Updated 0120 GMT (0920 HKT)
Newly appointed Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has stepped down.
- The prime minister is appointed as the head of an interim government
- He was named prime minister on June 2
(CNN) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday accepted the resignation of the newly-appointed prime minister, who steps down three weeks after taking office.
The president appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah as the head of an interim government, state-run WAFA news agency reported.
Abbas named Hamdallah, president of a West Bank university, as his new prime minister on June 2 and asked him to form a new Cabinet.
Hamdallah is a British-educated linguist and longtime academic. He became president of An-Najah National University in the West Bank city of Nablus in 1998.
CNN's Kareem Khadder contributed to this report
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