The Vatican had previously accepted the 2012 decision by the U.N. General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state. However, Wednesday’s treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state.
According to the Associated Press, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit Pope Francis in the Vatican later this week for the canonization ceremony of two saints from Palestine.
The Israeli foreign ministry said Wednesday that it was “disappointed” by the Vat…
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