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RAMALLAH, West Bank, (AP) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday outlawed the Islamic militant Hamas movement, his office said.

A formal announcement was to be released shortly, said aides in Abbas’ office.

Abbas also swore in an emergency Cabinet, to replace the Hamas-Fatah coalition he dismantled after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip by force.

The Cabinet is led by respected economist Salam Fayyad, who will also serve as finance minister.

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