Palestinians brace for repercussions over UN statehood bid

03.08.2012                      15.Aw. 5772                      Tu BeAw

Diplomatie:

Palestinians brace for repercussions over UN statehood bid

A senior Palestinian official says Abbas leaning toward waiting until after the U.S. vote, in line with a U.S. request, to avoid further strain to his relationship with the Obama administration.

The Palestinians are bracing for possible punitive reactions by the United States and Israel if they go ahead with plans to seek UN General Assembly recognition of "Palestine" as a non-member observer state, according to an internal document obtained yesterday….