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Abbas calls Rivlin to offer condolences on wife’s passing

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday to offer his condolences on the passing of his late wife Nechama Rivlin, the official PA news site Wafa reports.

Rivlin thanked Abbas for the phone call and wished him happy holidays on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival that takes place following Ramadan, the Wafa report adds.

— Adam Rasgon

President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) during the State funeral for late former President Shimo Peres at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, on September 30, 2016. (Mark Neyman/GPO)

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