Palestine statehood passes 138-9, with 41 abstaining
UN resolution A/67/L28 granting Palestine non-member observer state status passes, 138-9 with 41 abstaining.
Huge applause breaks out in the hall. Abbas is receiving hugs.
A Palestinian flag is being unfolded on the floor.
CSPAN turns the camera on US Ambassador Susan Rice. She looks like she wishes she were in Benghazi.
Congrats to the Palestinian people.
The 41 nations abstaining from today's vote:
Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Korea, Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, UK, Vanuatu
The "no" votes: US, Israel, Panama, Palau, Canada, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Czech Republic, Micronesia