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Palestinian status in the UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that upgrading the Palestinian status in the UN to a non-member state is the last chance for making peace.

"The Palestinian side is ready to return to the negotiating table as soon as getting the Palestinian state’s membership," Abbas told students whom he met at his West Bank headquarters. " This might be the last chance for making peace in the Middle East before time goes."

Despite the U.S. opposition to the Palestinian bid, Abbas said "there is nothing preventing us from getting the incomplete membership in the UN," pledging to submit the Palestinian request on Nov. 29.

Meanwhile, Abbas hoped that U.S. President Barack Obama would meet the obligation he made in 2009 regarding the two-state solution and "his opposition to the settlement building on Palestinian land."

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