Mohammad Shtayyeh took the post of prime minister after the former prime minister resigned six weeks ago. The post comes with a tough mandate at a time when Palestinians have been completely sidelined.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas asked Mohammad Shtayyeh to form a new government while his appointment is seen by analysts as part of Abbas's efforts to further isolate political rival Hamas.
Rami Hamdallah steps down as President Mahmud Abbas seeks to form a new government, a move Hamas sees as part of attempts to exclude the group from Palestinian politics.
The explosion went off shortly after the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah entered Gaza through a crossing with Israel. Hamdallah is reported to be unharmed after the blast.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the group is trying to raise funds for Palestine after US President Trump threatened to cut off humanitarian aid.
Senior Hamas delegate Izzat Reshiq was hopeful that the meeting would lay out a road map for national reconciliation.
The Palestinian Authority prime minister is leading a delegation to Gaza, where they are meeting Hamas leaders in a bid to heal the rift between the rival factions. Hamas seized control of Gaza from the PA in 2007.
"We return to Gaza in order to conclude reconciliation and national unity and end the painful impacts of divisions and to rebuild Gaza brick by brick," says Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in his visit to the Gaza Strip.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says a two-state solution is the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his first visit to the West Bank.
The trip to the region is Antonio Gutteres' first since being elected to the UN's top position last year.
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