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Palestinians win UN State recognition

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The UN voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state

Mohamed Abbas at the United nations. AFP

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, giving a major diplomatic triumph to president Mahmud Abbas despite fierce opposition from the United States and Israel.

The 193-member assembly voted 138-9 with 41 abstentions for the resolution which enables the Palestinians to join UN agencies and sign international treaties.


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