According to Israeli sources, Israeli officials have rejected the Palestinian Authority’s request for permission that three Palestinian ministers from Gaza be allowed to participate in tomorrow’s constitutional oath ceremony in Ramallah.The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that, last night, the General Major and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the territories, Yoav Mordechai, officially rejected the Palestinian Authority’s request, applied for last night, for three Gaza ministers to participate in the constitutional oath ceremony which will hallmark the unveiling of the new Palestinian unity government in Ramallah.

Furthermore, Israeli sources have stated that the United States of America has denied what had been reported by a news agency in regard to the invitation of Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, to Washington.

Palestinians consider this denial as an official recognition of the new Palestinian government, according to the PNN.