Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Name to 'State of Palestine'

Abbas signs presidential decree in first concrete move after successful UN bid; meanwhile, Gaza health official says more than 55 injured, 1 dead, after Fatah rally is overcrowded, marred with violence.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree on Friday officially changing the name of the Palestinian Authority to the "State of Palestine." All Palestinian stamps, signs and official letterhead will henceforth be changed to bear the new name, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.