Palestinians win upgraded UN status

Help

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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.