The announcement of a new cabinet came soon after news of more deaths in the West Bank. Two Israelis, including a two-month-old baby girl, were killed in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on 27 September. Qurei and his new cabinet will have to act decisively if they hope to address the cycle of violence that brought down the government of former prime minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen – MEED 19:9:03).