Arabs to seek full Palestine upgrade at U.N.: draft

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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 7:44 AM

DOHA (Reuters) - The Arab League will apply to upgrade the Palestinians to full member status at the United Nations, according to a draft statement from a league meeting in Qatar on Thursday.

"It was decided to go to the United Nations to request the recognition of the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital and to move ahead and request a full membership," said the communique, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.