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President Abbas heads to UN

11-26-2012 10:25 BJT

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told supporters in Ramallah that he is determined to seek statehood status at the United Nations on Thursday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) delivers a speech in front of thousands of supporters
in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

Abbas said upgrading the UN status of Palestine to an observer state is the first step in achieving Palestinian rights. On Saturday, he said this is the last chance for making peace.

He called on U.S. President Barack Obama to live up to the statements he made in 2009 on the two-state solution and his opposition to Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land."

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) waves to his supporters in the West Bank city of
Ramallah on Nov. 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)



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