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Palestinian President Abbas condemns Israel-Sudan ties

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a virtual meeting with Palestinian factions over Israel and the United Arab Emirates' deal to normalise ties, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank September 3, 2020. Alaa Badarneh/Pool via REUTERS

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday the Palestinians reject and condemn Sudan’s move to normalise ties with Israel under a U.S.-brokered agreement.

“No one has the right to speak in the name of the Palestinian people and in the name of the Palestinian cause,” said a statement published by Abbas’s office.

Reporting by Ali Sawafta in Ramallah; Writing by Rami Ayyub; Editing by Chris Reese

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