Palestinians win support from Swiss, Danes for UN vote

By REUTERS
November 28, 2012 13:50

GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank - Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a growing list of European countries that back an upgrade for Palestinians to non-member status at the United Nations, a victory that would be a diplomatic boost to their aspirations for statehood.

With overwhelming support from the developing world, the Palestinians appear certain to earn approval in the 193-member UN General Assembly for a status upgrade to "observer state" on Thursday.

Israel and its main ally the United States oppose the move, which would implicitly recognize Palestinian statehood.

France said on Tuesday it would vote in favor of non-member status and Switzerland and Denmark have now followed suit.


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