Palestinian government

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This article is about the Government of the Palestinian territories. For the Government of the State of Palestine, see Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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The Palestinian Government is the institution that governs the Palestinian territories. The ruling power is split into two separate and competitive administrations. The first is the Fatah-dominated Palestinian government of 2013, which rules the West Bank Area A and in theory also partially Area B, and is generally referred to as the Palestinian Authority. The other is the Hamas government of 2012, which is ruling the Gaza Strip.


PNA governments until June 2007[edit]

Palestinian National Authority is an interim administrative body established by the PLO pursuant to the Oslo Accords of 1993, which exercised limited control of populated areas of the West Bank. Listed below are the executive organs of the PNA cabinets:

Split of Fatah and Hamas[edit]

Since June 2007, the Fatah government has exercised authority in Ramallah, West Bank, and has been recognized as the official government of the Palestinian National Authority, while the Hamas administration took control in the Gaza Strip, and exercised control of that territory after it ousted Fatah PNA representatives in 2007.

PNA governments from June 2007[edit]

Since the upgrade of Palestine to the status of non-member observer state, a new Palestinian government was appointed in June 2013. A Palestinian unity government of 2014 was sworn in the aftermath of Hamas-Fatah Gaza accord on reconciliation.

Hamas Authority in Gaza Strip from June 2007[edit]


The following organizations have claimed or executed authority over the people in the past:

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