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Palestine’s path to UN Observer Statehood

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(All photos via the Guardian, the New York Times and Indymedia)

Early November saw a huge surge in violence between Hamas and Israel:

A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative:

A Palestinian officer inspects an unexploded Israeli missile which landed in the Gaza strip:

Ibrahim Khamis, a Palestinian refugee in Ramallah. He says “If we are a country, then it will be recognised when we are occupied.”

Palestinians celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel to end 8 days of intense violence:

Israelis supporting the UN resolution for Palestine’s UN status to be raised from “entity” to “non-member observer state”, Tel Aviv:

Protesters raise the Palestinian flag on US Consulate’s flagpole, Auckland:

NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully announces that New Zealand will vote in favour of the UN resolution:

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a rally supporting Palestinian statehood:

The UN General Assembly vote, held on the 65th anniversary of UN petitioning of Palestine into Jewish and Arab countries, passes with 138 votes in favor, 9 against and 41 abstentions. Ban-Ki Moon and Mahmoud Abbas:

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