At the UN: Even with “observer” status #Palestinians are now handed leadership role

i24NEWS Abbas airs Palestinian grievances at UN General Assembly Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas opened his speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday with a declaration: “Jerusalem is not for sale.” “The Palestinian people’s rights are not up for bargaining,” he added. He went on to say that the Palestinian people have been “suffering” under “Israeli occupation” for over 51 years.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Palestine confirmed to head massive bloc of developing countries at UN  The State of Palestine was formally handed on Thursday the presidency of the Group of 77, the largest bloc of developing nations at the UN…Palestine — which is not a member state of the UN but has observer state status — was chosen in July to head the so-called G77 plus China, a consortium now consisting of 134 nations that often speaks in one voice at the UN General Assembly, starting January 1, 2019

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