Tell you what Abbas understands.The General Assembly by itself has both the authority and ample votes to grant Palestine recognition as a UN “Observer State.” That status gives access to international criminal courts. Palestine will be able to petition against Israel for war crimes, crimes against humanity, illegal occupation and a variety of other transgressions. Named Israelis traveling abroad will be subject to arrest, trial and detention.
Judge sets $1m bond for Ohio officer charged in murder of unarmed African-American (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. envoys urge Abbas to reconsider Palestinian statehood bid