Hamas government of June 2007

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The Palestinian government of June 2007 by Ismail Haniyye was formed in the Gaza Strip, following an intensive inter-factional Palestinian warfare in the Gaza Strip, in which Fatah was ousted by Hamas party. While another alternative Fatah-led Palestinian government was formed in the West Bank and widely recognized as the representative government of the Palestinian National Authority, it is viewed by Hamas and some other elements as illegitimate and unconstitutional. President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas suspended certain articles from the Basic Law in order for the alternative West Bank based cabinet to be sworn in without the approval of the Palestinian Legislative Council, seated in Gaza Strip. Ismail Haniyeh considers the Fatah government in the West Bank illegitimate, and exercises de facto rule over the Gaza Strip, supported by the Palestinian Legislative Council, which is dominated by members of Hamas.

This Hamas cabinet of June 2007, in parallel with the Fatah cabinet of June 2007, succeeded the national unity government.[1] In September 2012, Ismail Haniyye appointed a reshuffled government in Gaza.

Members of the Hamas cabinet in Gaza[edit]

Name Office Party
Ismail Hanieh Prime Minister Hamas
Samir Abu Eisheh[citation needed] Planning Minister Hamas
Said Seyam (replaced by Fathi Hamad in 2009) Interior Minister Hamas
Osama al-Muzayni[2] Education Hamas
Yousef al-Mansi[citation needed] Telecommunications and Information Technology Hamas
Mohammed al-Agha[citation needed] Agriculture Hamas
Mohammed al-Barghouthi[citation needed] Local Government Hamas
Ziad al-Thatha (al-Zaza)[1] Economic Affairs Hamas
Basem Naim[3] Health Hamas
Ali al-Sartawi[citation needed] Justice Hamas
Hussein Tartouri[citation needed] Waqf and Religious Affairs Hamas
Amal Syam[citation needed] Women Affairs Hamas
Ashraf al-Ajrami State Hamas
Basem Naim[citation needed] Youth and Sports Hamas

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