• In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes comments to journalists on the ongoing unrest at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas' hopes of setting up a Palestinian state through negotiations with Israel have been derailed, and a new poll shows that a majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign and dissolve his self-rule government, the Palestinian Authority. Many no longer believe setting up Palestine alongside Israel is realistic and support political violence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

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    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a “bombshell” in a speech to the United Nations this week — prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.

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