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  Shvat 6, 5778 , 22/01/18

Abbas to ask EU to recognize 'Palestine'

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas will ask the EU to officially recognize the state of “Palestine” when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc on Monday, a senior official told AFP Sunday.

Riad al-Malki, the PA official in charge of foreign affairs, said Abbas will tell the EU it should take the step "as a way to respond" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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