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▸ [Palestine] Palestinians brace for repercussions over UN statehood bid, AP

So there is a choice - submit application to UN General Assembly after US election in November or before in September. 

"We have nothing to lose from the Americans," said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee. "What we need is to move fast."

The final decision is up to Abbas.

And for UN GA non-member observer status, Palestine has enough support/votes. 

An internal Palestinian document prepared by the PLO’s Negotiations Support Unit laid out the pros and cons of seeking UN recognition.

On the downside, both Israel and the United States have a whole arsenal of punitive measures at their disposal, the document said. The United States could close the PLO mission in Washington, suspend millions of dollars of aid to the Palestinians or withhold contributions to any UN agency the Palestinians try to join, the document said.

Possible Israeli reactions could range from canceling interim peace deals, annexing parts of the West Bank or increasing restrictions on Palestinian trade and movement, the document said.

And why Pros/Gains for Palestinians if UNGA observer status is achieved - aren’t reported in this piece - (frustration) 

Source: haaretz.com

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