Palestinian Authority now officially known as: ‘State of Palestine’

WAFA reports the PA has officially changed its name, with Abbas signing his 1st presidential decree after successful UN statehood bid.



The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

UN General Assembly

PA President Mahmoud Abbas officially signed his first decrees that bear the name of the State of Palestine on Friday, according to WAFA, in an apparent move to reflect the recent upgrade of the Palestinians’ status to non-member observer state at the United Nations.

Palestinian stamps, signs and letterheads will be changed to reflect his decision, WAFA reported.

Also on Friday, tens of thousands took to the streets in Gaza in a demonstration marking 48 years since Fatah’s founding. It marked the first time Fatah supporters rallied in Gaza since they were ousted from power in 2007.

Gaza health official says more than 55 were injured with one reported dead, after Fatah rally was uncontrollably overcrowded and spotted with violence.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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