Palestinians wave Fatah flags behind a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in Gaza City, Thursda

 

              Palestinians wave Fatah flags behind a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in Gaza City, Thursda
Palestinians wave Fatah flags behind a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state Thursday in a General Assembly vote that Israel and the United States warn could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian homeland through peace talks with Israel. Arabic on sign reads, "Palestinian legitimacy symbol, hero of the battle for independence" and "Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fatah, Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)