Labourers put up a banner depicting Palestinian President Abbas before a rally in Ramallah

 
Labourers put up a banner depicting Palestinian President Abbas before a rally in Ramallah
Labourers put up a banner depicting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah, supporting the resolution that would change the Palestinian Authority's United Nations observer status from "entity" to "non-member state," 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/Mohamad Torokman