In pictures: Rallies held as Palestinians push for statehood
September 22, 2011
Palestinian youths throw stones towards Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron 21 September 2011. Abed al Hashlamoun / EPA
President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, left, sits in the general debate at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, on 21 September 2011. A senior Palestini???
Palestinians take part in a rally in the West Bank town of Ramallah supporting Palestinian statehood, on 21 September 2011. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is preparing to submit a formal request for Palestine to become the 194th member of the United ???
Israeli soldiers shoot tear gas at Palestinian protesters at Kalandia checkpoint, on a road from the West Bank to Jerusalem, on 21 September 2011. Palestinians from all over the West Bank participated in rallys to show their support as Palestinian Preside???
A Palestinians boy stands beside bags of monthly food aid with words 'peace starts here' written on it at a UN distribution centre, at the Shatie refugee camp in Gaza Strip, 21 September 2011. Ali Ali / EPA
French president Nicolas Sarkozy speaks to the United Nations General Assembly September 21, 2011 at UN headquarters in New York. Stan Honda / AFP Photo
People wave a giant Palestinian flag on the square in front of the Opera on September 21, 2011 in Paris, to support the Palestinian bid to seek full United Nations membership as a Palestinian state. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called today on the Un???