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  7/14/2014, Tammuz 16, 5774

Abbas Asks for 'Protection for Palestine'

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas plans to ask the United Nations to put “the state of Palestine” under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said Sunday.

According to AFP, the PLO said in a statement that Abbas presented a letter to this effect to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.