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Friday, 30 November 2012 - 8:20
Palestinians win upgraded UN status by wide margin
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The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the assembly the vote was the "last chance to save the two-state solution" with Israel.

Israel's envoy to the UN said the bid pushed peace process "backwards", while the US said the move was "unfortunate".

Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated on the streets of Ramallah, in the West Bank, after the result was announced.

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