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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.

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