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        10/29/2012, Cheshvan 13, 5773

      Fatah Official Confirms November Bid for PA State at UN


      Senior Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi told the Associated Press, Sunday, that Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority will submit the PA's bid for an upgrade to "non-member state" status at the United Nations sometime during the month of November.

      Tirawi said "We will go to the UN regardless of any threats. I expect the Israelis to take punitive measures against us if we win this status, but this is our choice and we will not retract it."