Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave Fatah flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, T

 

              Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave Fatah flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, T
Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave Fatah flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state on Thursday but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)