Abbas: U.N. bid has wide backing

He pursues Palestinian-status vote

Posted: November 26, 2012 at 5:17 a.m.

Palestinian schoolgirls wave Palestinian flags during a rally Sunday in the West Bank city of Ramallah supporting the Palestinian bid for observer status.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said a bid for United Nations observer status is the first step toward achieving his people’s rights and has wide support among General Assembly members.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/26/2012