RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Huge crowds packed into the main towns and cities of the West Bank on Friday as people turned out to support a Palestinian bid to seek UN membership, AFP correspondents said.
The crowds began gathering as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas handed over a historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon in New York in which he asked the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member, UN officials said.
Abbas handed over the request in a folder with the Palestinian logo on the front in Ban’s meeting room.
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