Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
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The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian National Authority is in charge of foreign relations. In June 2006, Israel attacked the ministry's office in Gaza City twice. The attacks were in response to the capturing of an Israeli soldier just weeks before.
List of Foreign Ministers of the PA
|#||Name||Party||Time in Office|
|1||Nabil Shaath||Fatah||April 2003 - February 2005|
|2||Nasser al-Qudwa||Fatah||February 2005 - March 2006|
|3||Mahmoud al-Zahar||Hamas||March 20, 2006 - June 14, 2007|
|4||Ziad Abu Amr||Independent||March 2007 - June 2007|
|5||Salam Fayyad||Third Way||June 2007 - July 2007|
|6||Riyad al-Maliki||Independent||July 2007 - Present|
|7||Muhammad Awad (Part of Ismail Haniya's cabinet which began de facto control over the Gaza Strip in June 2007)||Hamas||May 2011 - September 2012|
|8||Ismail Haniya (acting) (Part of second Hamas cabinet in Gaza Strip)||Hamas||September 2012 - present|
- "Israeli Airstrike Collapses Palestinian Foreign Ministry Building in Gaza City". Fox News. 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- "Israel strikes Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry in Gaza". CNN. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- Palestinian FM hosts top British officials in Ramallah Ma'an News Agency. 2009-08-18.
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