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Palestinian flag next to UN flag Photo: Reuters
Palestinian flag next to UN flag Photo: Reuters
 
Mahmoud Abbas Photo: AP
Mahmoud Abbas Photo: AP
 
 

Palestinian flag flies at UNESCO

Mahmoud Abbas attends Paris ceremony celebrating PA's admission to UN's cultural agency

AP
Published: 12.13.11, 14:19 / Israel News

Palestinians have raised their flag at the headquarters of UNESCO, the UN cultural agency in Paris, a symbolic boost in their push for an independent state.

 

Cheers rose alongside the red, black, white and green flag Tuesday during a ceremony held in the rain. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among those present. He will later meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

 


הדגל הפלסטיני לצד דגל האו"ם בפריז (צילום: רויטרס)

Palestinian flag next to UN flag (Photo: Reuters)

 

Palestine was admitted as a UNESCO member after an October vote that prompted the US to cut off funds to the agency.

 

The Palestinians also are seeking full-fledged UN membership, but Washington has threatened to veto that move, saying a negotiated settlement with Israel should come first.

 

 

 

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