Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas waves to the crowd upon his... NachrichtenfotoAnkunft,Diplomatie,Gewinnen,Horizontal,Mahmud Abbas,Menschen,Menschenmenge,Palästinensische Kultur,Politik,Präsident,Ramallah,Stadt,Vereinte Nationen,Westjordanland,WinkenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) waves to the crowd upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 2, 2012, after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians. Abbas said 'Palestine has accomplished a historic achievement at the UN,' three days after the United Nations General Assembly granted the Palestinians non-member state observer status in a 138-9 vote. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)