Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki revealed yesterday that a new version of the Palestinian passport will carry the words “State of Palestine” instead of the “Palestinian National Authority”.
Al-Maliki told Palestinian Al-Ayyam newspaper that the new passport is being designed, noting that Israel has been informed of the change.
He did not specify a date for the release of the new passports but said it will be in the near future.
“We are working on two main issues here; first to replace the Palestinian Authority with the State of Palestine and to issue biometric passports that contain all the internationally required specifications.”
First State Of Palestine passport issued.
U.S who refuses to acknowledge Palestine exists will accept the passport ? pic.twitter.com/1F7rNvcH2A
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