Palestinian UN status upgraded

Palestinian UN status upgraded

The Palestinian Authority has won a vote at the United Nations this morning, to have its status upgraded to a “non member observer state” in the UN.

Despite the US and Israel voting against the resolution, and a number of countries including Australia abstaining from the vote, the motion received enough support from European leaders to pass.

Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the assembly, saying this vote is the only way to achieve a long term resolution with Israel.

It does not grant Palestine a vote in the assembly, but they will be able to join UN agencies and sign UN treaties.

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