Vatican to Palestinians: Stance Regarding Israeli Occupation Not Changed

Palestinian delegation set to depart for Rome to discuss agreement between Vatican and Israel, amid fears the accord would indirectly recognize the annexation of East Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas had instructed that a delegation under Prime Minister Salam Fayyad be sent to Vatican City to discuss the details of an economic accord under negotiations between the Pope and Israel, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported over the weekend.