"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appointing Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, as the next prime minister", Aljagub told Sputnik.
Earlier this week, Shtayyeh’s candidacy has been approved by the Fatah central committee, local media reported. A Fatah source also told Sputnik about the appointment on Friday.
The ally of Abbas will replace Rami Hamdallah, whose apolitical cabinet of technocrats was created in hopes of regaining control over the Gaza Strip, where the Islamist opposition has been ruling for more than ten years. Hamdallah’s cabinet resigned in January, acting as the interim government since then.