For his peace actions, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas received the highest decoration of the French capital: la Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris.
The excitation was tremendous at the packed City Hall (Hôtel de Ville de Paris) on September 21, 2015.
Mr. Abbas had a private interview with the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo before greeting some officals. He finally gave a speech and received his medal.
Writer Marek Halter was spotted among the guests.