Seen through a Palestinian flag, people rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians

 

              Seen through a Palestinian flag, people rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus,  Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians
Seen through a Palestinian flag, people rally in support of 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)