The flag of Palestine has been raised at the UN headquarters, joining those of member states and marking a “proud day” for all Palestinian people, according to President Mahmoud Abbas, who addressed the General Assembly with a request for a full membership
The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York in a symbolic gesture, which the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called an “important” one.
“In this historical moment, I say to my people everywhere: raise the flag of Palestinians very high because it is the symbol of our identity,”
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
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— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) September 30, 2015
They don't do jack for us when Gaza is bombed. What diff does it make?
— Majid Freeman (@Majstar7) September 30, 2015
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) September 30, 2015
— زاھىد ئەختەر – Zahid Akhtar (@ZahidDOAM) October 1, 2015