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Abbas: Israeli air strikes on Gaza meant to undermine PA efforts to gain non-member status at UN

"The President [Abbas] went on to say: 'Everything Israel is doing is meant to undermine our efforts to go to the UN, and he said: "We are going to the UN on the 29th of this month [November 2012] with the aim of having a vote (Ed: to upgrade Palestinian status to that of a non-member state) - not to submit an application, and nothing will prevent us from doing so.' ... The President noted that he has held discussions with all regional and international Arab bodies, and (he said): 'We warned that Israel intends to massacre our people.'"
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Note: In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

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