RAMALLAH, West Bank
(AP) — The Palestinians on Thursday officially launched their campaign
to join the United Nations as a full member state, saying they would
stage a series of peaceful events in the run-up to the annual gathering
of the U.N. General Assembly later this month.
100 Palestinian officials and activists gathered at the U.N. offices in
Ramallah for a short ceremony, where they announced their plans in a
letter addressed to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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