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Conflict in Middle East could affect south GA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -The tension between Palestine and Israel in the Middle East can certainly affect us right here in southwest Georgia.

We caught up with Senator Saxby Chambliss who has a depth of knowledge on Terrorism and Homeland Security issues.

He says the U.S. will veto Palestine's request to become an independent state and a member of the United Nations.

He says Palestine must first make peace negotiations with Israel which became its own state back in 1949.

Chambliss says we could see the cost of fuel increase in America if tensions between Israel and Palestine continue.

"It has a real direct impact on Americans because we depend on the Middle East for petroleum," said Chambliss. "Israel has been a great friend and has brought some stability to the world and the less stability, the higher the oil prices go."

The Security Council will eventually vote on the application for statehood. It could head to a committee first which may take weeks or months to review the request.  

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