Mahmoud Abbas


Palestinians celebrate in front of portraits of Palestinian Authority... News PhotoCelebration,City,Conflict,Effigy,Fatah,Flag,Hebron - West Bank,Horizontal,Leadership,Mahmoud Abbas,Middle East,Palestinian,Palestinian National Authority,Political Rally,Portrait,Protest,United Nations General Assembly,Unity,War,West Bank,Yasser Arafat - Political FigurePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinians celebrate in front of portraits of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas (B-L) and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Hebron on late November 29, 2012, after the General Assembly voted to recognise Palestine as a non-member state. The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, giving a major diplomatic triumph to president Mahmud Abbas despite fierce opposition from the United States and Israel. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)