UN rebuffs Israel to recognise Palestinians
30 November, 2012
NEW YORK: Despite US and Israeli opposition, the United Nations on Thursday implicitly recognised Palestine as a state, voting overwhelmingly to designate it a "non-member observer state" – the same standing accorded to the Vatican among the nations of the world.
The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine.
Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President
UN recognises Palestine as non-member state
An overwhelming 138 states supported the resolution, nine states against and 41 states abstained.