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Symbol of statehood

, November 29, 2012

A symbolic seat depicting Palestinian statehood in the UN is seen during a rally in support of the efforts of President Mahmoud Abbas to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the UN, in Gaza City on November 29. The UN General Assembly is set to implicitly recognise a sovereign state of Palestine on Thursday despite threats by the US and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government. Reuters/Ahmed Zakot




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