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Abbas Expresses Hope That Trump Will Support Palestinian State

TEL AVIV – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed hope that Donald Trump would support the quest for an independent Palestinian state, despite his declaration that Palestinians “know nothing about” the president-elect.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …