Thursday, November 29, 2012

Palestinian statehood bid at United Nations

Thousands of Palestinians have held celebrations in the West Bank and elsewhere, hours before a vote at the UN General Assembly that is widely expected to give Palestine upgraded membership status at the world body. The demonstrations have largely been held by supporters of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, but, in a departure from previous policy, Hamas leaders have also said they support the move. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Ramallah, in the West Bank.

Al Jazeera's Renee Odeh reports on Palestine's bid for a limited upgrade at the United Nations.

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