Pales­tinian flag raised at United Na­tions head­quar­ters

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The Pales­tinian flag has been raised for the first time at United Na­tions head­quar­ters in New York. The cer­e­mony was at­tended by the Pres­i­dent of the Pales­tinian Au­thor­ity Mah­moud Ab­bas.

Ad­dress­ing the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly, Ab­bas said it was un­con­scionable that the ques­tion of Pales­tinian state­hood re­mained un­re­solved. He also warned that the PA no longer felt bound by agree­ments with Is­rael he claimed were “con­tin­u­ally vi­o­lated”.

“As long as Is­rael re­fuses to cease set­tle­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and to re­lease of the fourth group of Pales­tinian pris­on­ers in ac­cor­dance with our agree­ments, they leave us no choice but to in­sist that we will not re­main the only ones com­mit­ted to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of these agree­ments,” Mr Ab­bas said.

Eight peo­ple were hurt in the crash in the cen­tre of Ankara

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