Palestinian factions welcome hoisting of Palestine s flag at UN
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
GAZA 11th September 2015 (WAM)--The Palestinian factions and civil society organisations welcomed today the United Nations General Assembly's resolution to raise the Palestinian flag at the world body's headquarters and offices following the flags of its 193 Member States.
They underscored that the resolution comes in the context of the people of Palestine's struggle to retrieve the legitimate rights and achieve freedom and independence.
The resolution "Raising the flags of non-member observer States at the United Nations" was adopted by a vote of 119 in favour to 8 against with 45 delegations abstaining.
The text also requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take "the measures necessary" for the implementation of this decision during the Assembly's seventieth session which begins on 15 September and within 20 days of the adoption of the resolution.