A Palestinian throws rocks at an Israeli watch tower during clashes with Israeli forces at Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has asked the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The move defies U.S.-led international pressure on Abbas to abandon such a bid. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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A Palestinian throws rocks at an Israeli watch tower during clashes with Israeli forces at Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has asked the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The move defies U.S.-led international pressure on Abbas to abandon such a bid.  (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
A Palestinian throws rocks at an Israeli watch tower during clashes with Israeli forces at Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has asked the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The move defies U.S.-led international pressure on Abbas to abandon such a bid. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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