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.

Palestinian Hamas militants carry the covered body of Nidal Hassan during funerals for five Hamas members in Mugharka, Gaza Strip, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The five were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a building belonging to the Abu Kamil family the previous day, Palestinian health officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinian Hamas militants carry the covered body of Nidal Hassan during funerals for five Hamas members in Mugharka, Gaza Strip, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The five were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a building belonging to the Abu Kamil family the previous day, Palestinian health officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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