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Palestinian Authority asks AU to revoke Israel's observer status

Israel gained observer status in the supranational African organization in July.

The Palestinian Authority asked the African Union on Thursday to revoke Israel’s observer status in the organization. 

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki wrote a letter to the AU Executive Council, which is currently meeting in Ethiopia. He said Israel “must be held accountable and exposed, not rewarded and accommodated” and urged them to reverse the decision to grant Israel observer status, the PA’s WAFA news agency reported. 

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