Palestinians win upgraded UN status
The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.
Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the assembly the vote was the "last chance to save the two-state solution" with Israel.
The assembly voted 138-9 in favour, with 41 nations abstaining. Nations including Israel and the US opposed the move.
Barbara Plett reports.
30 Nov 2012
- From the section Middle East