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Amandine Marbach from Strasbourg, France, lights a candle as she takes part in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting, by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in the Manhattan borough of New York.Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abduallah II along with Queen Rania will be attending the rally on Sunday to pay tributes to the 17 victims killed in Islamist attacks in France this week, according to AFP. 

The rally is expected to draw more than a million people.

Ahead of the rally, Abbas will also meet French President Francois Hollande. On Saturday, Abbas called Hollande to offer condolences over the attacks,the AFP report noted.

"'At this solemn moment of tragedy our hearts and minds are with you in the face of terrorism that has no religion," Abbas said, according to the official Palestinian WAFA news agency. "The entire Palestinian people are pained by what has taken place."

Hollande told Abbas he appreciated the messages of support from Arab countries, "so that we can prevent the attempts to heighten emotions and link these criminal actions with Islam," according to WAFA.

France in late December voted in favour of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a Palestinian state and setting a timetable for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The measure ultimately failed after garnering only eight out of 15 votes.

The Sunday rally is expected to see participation of some 30 world leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Turkish prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett are also expected to attend.

Here is the list of leaders who will be attending the rally in Paris: 

  • Albania — Prime Minister Edi Rama
  • Algeria — Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
  • Austria — Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz
  • Belgium — Prime Minister Charles Michel
  • Benin — President Thomas Boni Yayi
  • Britain — Prime Minister David Cameron
  • Bulgaria — Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
  • Canada — Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney
  • Croatia — Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
  • Czech — Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
  • Denmark — Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Gabon — President Ali Bongo Ondimba
  • Georgia — Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili
  • Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • Greece — Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
  • Hungary — Prime Minister Viktor Orban
  • Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
  • Italy — Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
  • Jordan — King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
  • Latvia — Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
  • Mali — President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
  • Niger — President Mahamadou Issoufou
  • Palestine — president Mahmud Abbas
  • Portugal — Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
  • Romania — President Klaus Iohannis
  • Russia — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
  • Spain — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
  • Switzerland — President Simonetta Sommaruga
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