israel Barred from Viewing Treaty between Vatican and Palestine

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Israel Barred from Viewing Treaty between Vatican and Palestine

Appeals submitted by Israeli officials to view the treaty signed between Palestine and the Vatican have been refused by the Holy See, the representation of the Roman Catholic Church abroad.

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According to the PNN, Haaretz reported yesterday that the Vatican rejected four separate appeals by Israeli officials to read details of the treaty agreed June 26 between the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

The agreement was signed two weeks ago in Vatican City, Rome, by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh al-Malaki and Foreign Minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher. It includes the official recognition by the Vatican of Palestine as an independent state.

Israel has only been permitted to view the first three pages of the agreement, according to DC News, which compose the preface asserting the right to a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.

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