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U.N. Assembly endorses upgraded state status for Palestine

U.N. Assembly endorses upgraded state status for Palestine

November 29, 2012 - The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade the Palestine‚Äôs diplomatic status to a ‚Äúnon-member observer state.‚ÄĚ This comes despite opposition from the US and Israel and may now allow the Palestinians to access UN agencies.

The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions.

The Palestinian bid to join the global body as a full member state failed in 2011 due to lack of support at the UN Security Council. To get the ‚Äúnon-member observer state‚ÄĚ status, the Palestinians only needed a simple majority at the 193-member General Assembly, such status is already held by the Vatican.

Among many other nations the Palestinian bid for an upgraded diplomatic status was backed by a number of EU states, including France, Spain, Denmark, Portugal and Austria.


The bid had overwhelming support from developing nations.

The Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella group of various Palestinian factions, had previously had only ‚Äúpermanent observer‚ÄĚ status at the UN.

The new status now grants the Palestinians more weight in peace talks with Israel and gives it a greater chance of joining UN agencies and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Joining the ICC would give the Palestinians greater legal basis for pursuing possible war-crimes prosecutions against the Israeli military.

However despite the support, the French Foreign Minister has warned Palestinians against pursuing Israel in the International Criminal Court, calling such a move ‚Äúcounter-productive.‚ÄĚ



( via rt.com )



4 comments

  • OMGihavetomakeanACC#

    OMGihavetomakeanACC wrote November 30, 2012 4:32:30 AM CET

    Nice. GO PALESTINE!

    I side with no one who claims to be "god's chosen people."

    Fuck that nonsense.

  • Temps13#

    Temps13 wrote November 30, 2012 4:12:55 AM CET

    because its the same evil mutha fckers responsible for both Gaza & 9/11

  • Temps13#

    Temps13 wrote November 30, 2012 4:11:44 AM CET

    Yes..fucking criminals..bring them to justice and for lying about flight 77 and the pentagon ..all that..we want to know where are the people that were taken off those planes too

  • Crunchy#

    Crunchy wrote November 29, 2012 11:52:08 PM CET

    they should immediately start proceedings to bring the Israeli military and government to justice
    for war crimes.
    there is overwhelming evidence to support a case for war crimes, assassinations and crimes against humanity so lets hope they dont heed the cowardly suggestion by the french foreign minister.

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