Abbas: 'Difficult times' await Palestinians after UN bid

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that he expects a "very difficult" situation in the aftermath of the PA's bid to gain recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations later this week, AFP reported.
“The Palestinian people and their leadership will pass through very difficult times after the Palestinian approach to the United Nations through the Security Council to seek full membership for the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital,” Abbas told reporters traveling with him to New York. Abbas added that he had faced international pressure to forgo the statehood gambit.
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