Abbas orders probe into Palestinian cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

February 3, 2015 10:55 AM

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Abbas orders probe into Palestinian cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a cartoon apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an official Palestinian newspaper.

The move came less than a month after Abbas joined world leaders in a march for free speech in Paris following a deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which had caricatured Mohammad.

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