Palestinians celebrate at UN
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Applause as Palestinians win UN status vote

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.

There were cheers and applause as the UN General Assembly president, Jeremic Vuk, made the announcement.

Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the assembly the vote was the "last chance to save the two-state solution" with Israel.

The assembly voted 138-9 in favour, with 41 nations abstaining. Nations including Israel and the US opposed the move.

  • 29 Nov 2012
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