Palestinian National Authority

interim government in Western Asia, governing West Bank Areas A and B since 1994 and, until 2006, the Gaza Strip
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The Gaza-Jericho agreement of 1994 established an organisation to rule the Gaza Strip, and parts of the West Bank. This organization was called Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; Arabic: السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية as-Sulṭa al-Waṭanīya al-Filasṭīnīya).[1] This followed from the 1993 Oslo Accords for which The Nobel Peace Prize 1994 was awarded jointly to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.".[2][3] After the elections in 2006 and the Gaza conflict between the Fatah and Hamas parties it only had control over the areas in the West Bank. Since January 2013, the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority uses the name "State of Palestine" on official documents.[4][5][6]

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References Edit

  1. Palestinian Authority definition of Palestinian Authority in the Free Online Encyclopedia. (2012-04-11). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  2. Rudoren, Jodi. "The Palestinian Authority". The New York Times.
  3. "The Palestinian government". CNN. 5 April 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  4. Palestine: What is in a name (change)? - Inside Story Archived 2020-03-21 at the Wayback Machine. Al Jazeera English. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  5. WAFA – Palestine News & Information Agency, Presidential Decree Orders Using ‘State of Palestine’ on all Documents Archived 15 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine. 8 January 2013
  6. Associated Press (5 January 2013). "Palestinian Authority officially changes name to 'State of Palestine'". Haaretz Daily Newspaper.