UN General Assembly vote will allow Palestinian flag to fly at UN headquarters
- With 119 in favor, eight against, and 45 abstaining, the Assembly voted to allow observer states–Palestine and the Vatican–to fly their national flags in front of the UN’s New York headquarters.
- The flag is expected to go up on September 30, when Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to address the General Assembly.
- The U.S. and Israel criticized the measure as working in conflict with peace efforts in Israeli-Palestinian relations.
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