POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will seek to upgrade the status of Palestinians at the United Nations next month. Abbas wants the Palestinians declared a U.N. observer "entity" with no voting rights.
While past attempts have failed, Abbas believes support from Arab states will help the Palestinian bid. Abbas announced his intention wednesday at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.