Palestinians hold posters of President Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas's efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the U.N. in Gaza

 
Palestinians hold posters of President Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas
Palestinians hold posters of President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas's efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, in Gaza City November 29, 2012. The U.N. General Assembly is set to implicitly recognize a sovereign state of Palestine on Thursday despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem