Abbas to raise UN bid at Arab League meeting

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) When the Arab League meets this week, President Mahmoud Abbas will present Palestine’s UN bid to foreign ministers for discussion, writes Ma’an News.

Palestinian ambassador to Egypt and representative to the Arab League Barakat al-Farra told Ma’an News that the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict will be discussed.

Arab representatives will discuss Israeli practices in Jerusalem, settlement activities, the separation wall, the situation of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA’s aid, development and support to the Palestinian Authority’s budget, according to Barakat al-Farra. Abbas and Egyptian president Muhammad Mursi will attend Wednesday’s foreign ministers meeting, said Barakat al-Farra.

Abbas will update the Arab League on latest developments with Palestine’s bid for a membership upgrade at the United Nations, as well as new findings regarding the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

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