JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has received permission to attend the funeral on Friday of former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, according to Israeli authorities.
Abbas sent a formal request to attend the service to Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the military chief of the occupied West Bank, who coordinates government activities in the territories.
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