REUTERS: U.N. General Assembly Votes To Grant Palestine “Non-Member State” U.N. Observer Status

Source: Reuters

The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s observer status at the United Nations from “entity” to “non-member state,” implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.