Middle East

  • Palestinians celebrate the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, Gaza City, November 29, 2012.
  • Palestinians rally while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's speech is projected on Israel's controversial barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, November 29, 2012.
  • Palestinians celebrate in Ramallah, occupied West Bank, November 29, 2012.
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  • Palestinians celebrate as they watch a screen showing the U.N. General Assembly vote on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a non-member observer state, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 29, 2012.

Palestinians Celebrate UN Vote

Published November 30, 2012

Palestinians celebrated into the early hours Friday morning after the U.N. General Assembly endorsed the Palestinian Authority's bid to upgrade its status to that of a non-member observer state.


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