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Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony

Soldiers display their skills ahead of Palestinian state’s application for United Nations membership

Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Members of the Palestinian security forces march during their graduation ceremony in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on September 4, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas heads a Fatah movement Revolutionary Council meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 4, 2011 as the leadership prepares to complete the UN membership application for a Palestinian state (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Washington has launched an effort to avoid a clash stemming from plans by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing senior US officials and foreign diplomats (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
The Obama administration has introduced a plan to restart peace talks with Israel to try to convince Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to give up the bid to seek recognition at the annual meeting of leaders at the UN General Assembly, it said (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
With peace talks with Israel frozen, the Palestinians have vowed to seek full UN membership for a state in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with East Jerusalem as its capital (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
A member of the Palestinian security forces takes part in a drill during graduation ceremony (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
The European Union has also tried to launch a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, amid deep divisions over the proposed bid for statehood (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Members of the Palestinian security forces take part in a drill during their graduation ceremony in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on September 4, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Members of the Palestinian security forces take part in a drill during a graduation ceremony in the northern West Bank city of Jenin (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestine security forces in action at graduation ceremony
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas heads a Fatah movement Revolutionary Council meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 4, 2011 as the leadership prepares to complete the UN membership application for a Palestinian state. (AFP/Getty Images)