Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. Modi was received by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah after alighting from a helicopter that brought him to Ramallah from Jordan capital Amman. Modi’s visit to Palestine is being seen as an effort to balance warming ties with Israel as India turned to the Jewish state for high-end military equipment.Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas terming Modi’s visit as “historic” sought India’s intervention to resolve conflict with Israel. As well as, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded ceremonial guard of honour at Al-Muqata’a, compound of the presidential headquarters in Palestine’s Ramallah. In Ramallah that serves as the de facto capital of Palestine, PM Modi headed straight to the memorial of former President Yasser Arafat where he will lay a wreath. He will also take a tour of the Yasser Arafat Museum.
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