U.N. General Assembly approves Palestinian request to fly its flag

September 10, 2015 9:42 PM

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U.N. General Assembly approves Palestinian request to fly its flag

UNITED NATIONS Palestine's flag will fly at United Nations headquarters after the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a Palestinian resolution, infuriating Israel with a move that Palestinians described as a step toward U.N. membership.

The United States and Israel were among eight countries that voted against the Palestinian-drafted resolution, which says the flags of non-member observer states like Palestine "shall be raised at (U.N.) Headquarters (in New York) and United Nations Offices following the flags of the member states."

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