Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state

The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state on Thursday, but success could exact a high price.

Smoke rises on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from the Hamas government building known as Abu Khadra, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike two days before in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Smoke rises on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from the Hamas government building known as Abu Khadra, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike two days before in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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