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.

Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian U.N. bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian U.N. bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

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