Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is taking another step in his bid to officially name the areas he controls “the State of Palestine.”
After he ordered all of the PA’s institutions to stop using the term “Palestinian National Authority” on official documents, Abbas published new guidelines on Sunday, which order the PA government to re-issue passports, identity cards, registration documents, vehicle licenses, driver’s licenses, stamps and postmarks.
Abbas’s guidelines dictate that a new stamp which reads “the State of Palestine” be placed on all re-issued documents. His guidelines also state that the new “Palestine” ID cards and passports will be used “by all Palestinians, both in Palestine and in the diaspora”.
The new orders did not indicate, however, whether Israeli Arabs who are defined by the PA as “Palestinians” will be eligible for citizenship and a passport of the “State of Palestine.”
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