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Palestinian Authority

[ pal-uhs-tin-ee-uhn uh-thawr-i-tee, uh-thor-i-tee ]

noun

  1. a governing body, established in 1994, having partial administrative control over Palestinian areas of the West Bank and also claiming authority over the Gaza Strip.


Palestinian Authority

  1. A legal entity, established in 1994, by which Palestinians govern the parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank that are not attached to Israel . Although divided on several issues, the leadership of the Palestinian Authority is committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state, which, it expects, will grow out of the Palestinian Authority. ( See Yasir Arafat , Oslo Accord .)


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Soon after Abu Ein died, the Palestinian Authority announced three days of mourning.

The former is controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the latter by the government of Israel.

But the unity deal failed to materialize after the Palestinian Authority declined to pay the salaries of Hamas civil servants.

Over time, they want to hand Gaza over to the more moderate Palestinian Authority, which oversees the West Bank today.

In some cases, Palestinian Authority security personnel even cooperated in the Israeli raids on the West Bank.

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