Chance for Palestinian-Israel peace 'closing fast'
1 December 2012 Last updated at 17:31 GMT
The US has criticised Israel's decision to authorise the construction of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
The Israeli decision followed a UN General Assembly vote to upgrade the Palestinians' status to non-member observer state.
Palestinians may have had success at the UN but many are asking what it will really mean for them.
Peace talks, aimed at ending Israeli occupation, stalled years ago - and many are warning that the window for a peaceful solution, is closing fast.
Aleem Maqbool reports from Gaza.