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February 6, 2013 19:14
PA president almost hails deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, thanks deceased Arab king.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during an Islamic summit in Cairo, Feb 2013.

Abbas speaks in Cairo 370. (photo credit:YouTube Screenshot)

CAIRO - Old habits die hard for Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian president almost hailed deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak during an Islamic summit in Cairo on Wednesday, and thanked a deceased Arab king for remarks delivered later in the meeting.

Abbas pulled himself up in mid-sentence as he began to utter Mubarak's name during a televised address to the summit chaired by President Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist jailed in the Mubarak era who was elected head of state last year.

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"It pleases me, at the beginning, to offer greetings to Mr President Mohamed Hos ... Mohamed Morsi, the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt," Abbas said, stopping himself before committing a diplomatic blunder.

Chairing a later session, Abbas thanked King Mohammed V for remarks read on his behalf by the Moroccan prime minister. "Mohammed VI, Mr President, Mohammed V has passed away," said Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, correcting Abbas.

Mohammed V died in 1961.
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