PA expects UNGA vote on statehood by November

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The Palestinians expect the UN General Assembly to vote on their application for statehood on November 29, Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, said on Friday.

Noting that the date coincided with the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine and the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians, Ashrawi said that the vote would not be postponed until next year’s General Assembly session.

Speaking to reporters in Ramallah one day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN headquarters in New York, Ashrawi said that the PA leadership was determined to achieve the non-member status of a Palestinian state in the UN after consulting with regional organizations and member states....

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