Finally the Palestinian flag will fly at the UN

Finally the Palestinian flag will fly at the UN -

The flag of State of Palestine will wave at the headquarters of United Nations with the of all member states of the international organization, in a landmark decision which was rejected by Israel arguing that the Arab nation is not full state.

the resolution -approved by 119 votes favor, 8 against and 45 abstentions allow Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas , who later this month will address the General Assembly of the United Nations, do it for the first time under its flag homeland.

Other states that are not a full member, like the Vatican, may also raise its flag, although the Holy See has said that at present, does not intend to place your flag, the news agency reported EFE .

The project was defended by several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The state became the Palestinian UN observer on 29 November 2012.
So far, the UN standards, created seven decades ago, established that only full members have the power to place their flags the UN headquarters.

Before the vote, the US ambassador, Samantha Power, said that this decision "is not a contribution" to the peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.

United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, Tuvalu, Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands voted against the resolution, while Uganda, Haiti, Georgia and Yemen, are among the countries that abstained.

Source: Telam

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