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Palestinian leader: Will go to UN

  • Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)
  • Israel police explosives experts collect a Qassam rocket at a residential area near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  A number of Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday after a border clash between Israeli soldiers and militants. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)
  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing three civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
  • Palestinians bring a wounded man to a hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 10,2012. An explosion targeted an Israeli military vehicle on the Jewish state’s border with Gaza on Saturday and Israeli troops fired into the Palestinian territory, killing several civilians and wounding at least 25, among them children, Gaza officials and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

President Mahmoud Abbas didn’t specify from where the pressure has come. But the U.S. and Israel have opposed upgrading the Palestinians’ status at the world body to non-member observer state.

Both Israel and the U.S. say a Palestinian state can be established only through negotiations. Talks broke down four years ago and the Palestinians refuse to renew them until Israel halts all settlement construction, something it refuses to do.

Abbas said in a speech Sunday, “Some powers are trying to tell us that the two-state solution doesn’t come from the U.N. but through negotiations. ... Negotiations are crucial. But to get U.N. recognition is also key.”

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