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Palestine prepares for U.N. bid

11-26-2012 00:36 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.

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) delivers a speech in front of thousands of supporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 25, 2012. Thousands of Palestinians showed solidarity to Abbas on Sunday before his departure to the United Nations to bid for a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

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. Thousands of Palestinians showed solidarity to Abbas on Sunday before his departure to the United Nations to bid for a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) waves to his supporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 25, 2012. Thousands of Palestinians showed solidarity to Abbas on Sunday before his departure to the United Nations to bid for a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

Palestinian supporters attend a rally supporting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 25, 2012. Thousands of Palestinians showed solidarity to Abbas on Sunday before his departure to the United Nations to bid for a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

 

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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