Nine nations vote against Palestinian UN upgrade

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 10:04 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Just nine nations voted against the Palestinian Authority's upgrade to nonvoting observer state status, which passed the General Assembly 138-9, with 41 abstentions.

Voting "no" Thursday were Israel, the United States and Canada, joined by the Czech Republic, Panama and several Pacific island nations: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. The Pacific nations typically support the U.S. and Israel at the U.N. on key General Assembly resolutions.

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