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.

A Palestinian child holds a Kalashnikov weapon from a Hamas member (not pictured) during the funeral of Hamas member Joudeh Shamallah in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. According to family members, Shamallah was badly injured during the latest Israeli-Hamas fight and died from wounds Saturday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Palestinian child holds a Kalashnikov weapon from a Hamas member (not pictured) during the funeral of Hamas member Joudeh Shamallah in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. According to family members, Shamallah was badly injured during the latest Israeli-Hamas fight and died from wounds Saturday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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