Palestine asks UN to recognise it as new independent state

The United Nations is being asked to recognise a new independent state of Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

The United Nations is being asked to recognise a new independent state of Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague has been meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the focus has been to end his bid for full UN membership.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev is against the Palestinian's attempt to be recognised as a state.

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