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    Palestinian Prime Minister Resigns

    FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013 file photo, New Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah attends his first meeting of the new government cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The new Palestinian prime minister submitted his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, June 20, 2013, after two weeks on the job, because of a conflict over authority. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

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    No one said it would be an easy job. On Thursday new Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation after only two weeks in office, a move analysts say is a signal of chronic internal disarray with the Palestinian Authority. It's unclear whether President Mahmoud Abbas will accept the resignation, but it's not expected to impact the upcoming peace-mission visit from Secretary of State John Kerry later this month.

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