Palestinian caretaker government with Salam Fayyad as PM replaces emergency cabinet.
“The refusal by the US, EU et al to deal with Hamas reflects their disrespect for the wishes of the Palestinian people”
Elise, Bemidji, US
The transfer is scheduled to be completed by around midday.
Malouh, 61, was arrested in 2003 and is said to be ill.
A member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s executive committee, he is considered close to Abbas and could serve as a mediator with Hamas.
Israel continues to hold about 10,500 Palestinian prisoners.