Palestinians Skeptical of UN Bid by President Abbas

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On Nov. 29, the UN General Assembly will consider a resolution to grant non-state observer status in the UN General Assembly. But the effort by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has generated skepticism and antipathy among many Palestinians.

RAMALLAH, West Bank— As Israel continues to pound Gaza with air attacks and contemplates a ground invasion, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is preparing his bid for Palestinian non-state membership at the UN General Assembly. The question is: With Gaza on their minds, Abbas’ plummeting popularity and negotiations with Israel at a standstill, are Palestinians paying attention?

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