General Assembly Vote Lets Palestinians Fly Flag at U.N. Headquarters

September 10, 2015 9:46 PM

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UNITED NATIONS — Palestinians overwhelmingly won the right on Thursday to fly their national flag in front of United Nations headquarters, a symbol of statehood and legitimacy that angered Israel and the United States.

The change was made by the United Nations General Assembly, when a vast majority of member countries voted in favor of a resolution granting what are known as nonmember observer states the right to fly their flags alongside member states.

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