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Palestinian views on UN statehood membership bid

As the Palestinian president brings his bid for statehood to be recognised at the UN, the BBC's Jon Donnison has been assessing the mood in the West Bank.

President Abbas is set to launch the statehood bid on Friday, after his address to the United Nations General Assembly, with a written request to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

US President Obama has vowed to veto the bid, backing Israel's view that direct talks offer the only route to peace.

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