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May 1, 2003
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Mahmoud Abbas took office as the first Palestinian Authority prime minister. Prior to his inauguration Wednesday, Abbas condemned Tuesday night’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that killed three and wounded 35. A swearing-in ceremony for Abbas and the other Cabinet members was held at the Ramallah headquarters of P.A. President Yasser Arafat, a day after the Palestinian Parliament held a vote approving the new government.

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