Palestinian Authority

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The Palestinian Authority is the governmental unit that governs the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It was established in May 1994.[1][2] In January 2013 president Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree which officially changed the name of the Palestinian Authority to the "State of Palestine".[3]

See also


  1. The Palestinian Authority: History & Overview. Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. Palestinian Authority. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Name to 'State of Palestine'. Haaretz. Retrieved August 21, 2018.