Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Palestinian Authority Raises Palestinian Flag at D.C. Mission

Palestinian Authority officials in Washington, D.C., have hoisted the Palestinian flag outside their diplomatic mission for the first time. Chief Palestinian envoy Maen Areikat said the symbolic move is a new step in the Palestinians effort for statehood.
Maen Areikat: "It’s about time, that this flag which symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood to be raised in the United States. We hope that this will help in the efforts, in the international efforts to provide recognition of the Palestinian state and we hope that as President Obama said at the United nations General Assembly in September last year that by the next general assembly session this year in September, Palestine will be a full member of the United Nations."

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