Palestinians want their flag raised at UN

Palestinians wave a giant national flag during a demonstration on March 30, 2015 near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old CityThe Palestinians on Thursday asked the United Nations to allow their flag to be raised at the world body ahead of next month’s meeting of heads of state. The move comes as the Palestinians seek to bolster their bid for statehood despite fierce opposition from Israel. A draft resolution was presented to the General Assembly requesting that the flags of the state of Palestine and the Holy See be hoisted alongside those of the 193 member states.

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