U.S. Tells Palestine It Will Veto Request For Unilateral Palestinian State September 20th- However Palestine Will By-Pass Security Council and Appeal To the General Assembly Where They Are Guraanteed To Get Recognition!!!!!!! -WHY DOES THIS MATTER???? While a Security Council veto would deny the Palestinians official member status, they could also seek upgraded observer status at the General Assembly as a non-member state.
This could be interpreted as implicit UN recognition of Palestinian statehood because the assembly would be acknowledging that the Palestinians control an actual state. The advantage of this option is that it would require only a simple majority of the General Assembly. Since around 120 countries have already recognized the state of Palestine to date, it would most likely win such a vote.
If the Palestinians were to be recognized as a non-member state, they would be able to sign certain international treaties, such as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which they cannot currently sign.