The New Statehood of Palestinian (Video)

Palestinians celebrate but international reaction mixed over UN vote for de facto state recognition. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says the U.N. vote is an important step in the right direction.

Israel, which opposed the Palestinian bid to become a non-member state at the U.N., insists the vote is meaningless.

There was mixed reaction within the U.N. too over the outcome of the Palestinian vote. The U.N. vote offers little prospect for greater Palestinian clout in world politics.

But it could be enough for Palestinian membership of the International Criminal Court where states can refer alleged war crimes or crimes against humanity for investigation.

That's a route some at the U.N. are urging the Palestinians not to take.

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