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  1/4/2013, Tevet 22, 5773

PA Calls Itself a State Now

Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority signed orders, Thursday, directing all PA institutions to stop using the term "Palestinian National Authority" on official documents and to replace the term with "the state of Palestine". The change went into effect immediately, and was applied to official documents, seals and medals.

The Palestine Liberation Organization, with whom Israel signed the Oslo Accords which created the PA, did not change accordingly.