UN votes to recognise Palestine

UN votes to recognise Palestine

UN votes to recognise Palestine

Updated 30 November 2012, 22:30 AEST

The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to grant the Palestinian Authority limited recognition as a state.

Palestinians are celebrating what was a resounding show of support by voting nations.

138 countries voted in support of the resolution, with nine against, and 41 abstaining, including Australia and the U-K.
 
Businesses and schools across the country closed early to mark the event and celebrations spilled into Ramallah's Yasser Arafat Square.
 
Trcaee Hutchison spoke with ABC correspondent Norman Hermant who's in Ramallah:
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: ABC correspondent Norman Hermant
 

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