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Palestinian Authority, UAE may be ready to reconcile

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is preparing to visit the UAE after years of estrangement to offer condolences for a death in the ruling family and perhaps to pursue other goals.
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Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas plans to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) soon for the first time in years, Al-Monitor has learned.

Abbas is preparing for a visit to pay his respects to Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, a brother of the UAE rulers, who died Nov. 18. The trip would mark Abbas' first trip to the UAE since 2011. Saudi Arabia is helping organize the visit.

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