The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to “State of Palestine.”
The move follows the November decision by the United Nations to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to that of a “non-member observer state.
President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that all official Palestinian stamps, stationery and documents will now bear the new name.
Israel objected to the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, calling it a unilateral step aimed at bypassing direct peace negotiations. Abbas denied that.
Source: Ynet News