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Palestinian UN bid 'will be vetoed' by Barack Obama

22 September 2011 Last updated at 07:26 BST

Barack Obama has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he will veto his bid for UN membership, as he tried to persuade him to drop the plans.

But Mahmoud Abbas vowed to press ahead during a meeting with the US president, the White House said afterwards.

Thousands of people rallied in the West Bank on Wednesday in support of the move.

Barbara Plett reports.