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January 18, 2022

Palestinian flag raised over UNESCO HQ

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he would continue to push for full United Nations membership after savoring one symbolic victory for his statehood bid, watching his flag fly over the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Voice of America reported. In a moment fraught with symbolism, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood under a pelting rain watching as his red, black, green and white flag slowly rose for the first time over the headquarters of a United Nations agency. Abbas was greeted by thunderous applause by foreign dignitaries and journalists, gathered at the Paris headquarters of the UNESCO to celebrate the agency’s latest member.

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