Palestinian National Authority

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The Gaza-Jericho agreement of 1994 established an organisation to rule the Gaza Strip, and parts of the West Bank. This organization was called Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; Arabic: السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينيةas-Sulṭa al-Waṭanīya al-Filasṭīnīya).[1] This followed from the 1993 Oslo Accords.[2][3] After the elections in 2006 and the Gaza conflict between the Fatah and Hamas parties it only had control over the areas in the West Bank. Since January 2013, the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority uses the name "State of Palestine" on official documents.[4][5][6]

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  1. Palestinian Authority definition of Palestinian Authority in the Free Online Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com (2012-04-11). Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  2. Rudoren, Jodi. "The Palestinian Authority". The New York Times.
  3. "The Palestinian government". CNN. 5 April 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  4. Palestine: What is in a name (change)? - Inside Story. Al Jazeera English. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  5. WAFA – Palestine News & Information Agency, Presidential Decree Orders Using ‘State of Palestine’ on all Documents Archived 15 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine. 8 January 2013
  6. Associated Press (5 January 2013). "Palestinian Authority officially changes name to 'State of Palestine'". Haaretz Daily Newspaper.