Palestinians allowed to raise flag at UN headquarters

The Palestinian, pictured, and Holy See flags can be raised outside official United Nations buildings, including in Geneva and ViennaThe UN General Assembly voted Thursday to allow the Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in a diplomatic victory in their campaign for statehood. A resolution was adopted by member states with 119 in favor, eight voting against — including Israel and the United States — and 45 abstentions. The text allows the flags of Palestine and the Holy See — both of which have non-member observer status — to be hoisted alongside those of the member states.

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