The object is not to get statehood instantly. It is to show the support the Palestinians have in the world. It is to isolate the positions of Israel and America. It is to show that America is anti-peace and opposes a Palestinian state. It is to show that America supports settlements. This issue will be revisited over and over again in the UN. It will be far more effective than a "peace process" run by Israel and America. This will become obvious to all the world. This is real progress for the Palestiians and America and Israel can do nothing about it.
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinians deny submitting official statehood request to UN