Palestinians rally for vote on UN status upgrade

GAZA CITY - (AFP) - Thousands of Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday to demonstrate their support for a fresh attempt by president Mahmud Abbas to secure upgraded UN status in New York. In Gaza City, around a thousand people marched towards the UN headquarters in support of the bid, waving flags of various Palestinian factions, including Abbas's Fatah party. Duration: 00:44

GAZA CITY - (AFP) - Thousands of Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday to demonstrate their support for a fresh attempt by president Mahmud Abbas to secure upgraded UN status in New York. In Gaza City, around a thousand people marched towards the UN headquarters in support of the bid, waving flags of various Palestinian factions, including Abbas's Fatah party. Duration: 00:44