Palestinian flag raised outside United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time

30 September 2015

As the Palestinian flag was raised outside United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the General Assembly for support to see an independent State of Palestine take its rightful place among the community of nations.

“We will not accept temporary solutions or a fragmented State.  We seek to form a national unity government that functions according to the programme of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and we seek to hold presidential and legislative elections,” Mr. Abbas told Member States gathered for the third day of the Assembly’s annual general debate.

He thanked nations that had voted in favour of an Assembly resolution less than three weeks ago to raise the flags of non-member observer States at the United Nations.  He added: “The day is not far when we will raise the flag of Palestine in East Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine.”

At the same time, the Palestinian President extended a sincere call to the Israeli people for peace based on justice, security and stability and he called on the Security Council and Assembly to uphold their responsibilities before it was too late for peace to be achieved.

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Pictured (l-r) Mr Hassona Aldramly- Embassy of Palestine, H.E. Mr Sherif Fouad Naguib- Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt,  H.E. Ambassador Hashem Hasan Hashem Dajani- Ambassador of the State of Palestine, H.E. Mr Abdullah Bin Mohammed AI-Madhi- Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Mr Bassam Elhussiny- Embassy of Palestine, H.E. Ambassador Ashraf Suliman- Acting Chief Director & Director: North Africa {DIRCO), H.E. Mr Mohamed Ould Hannani -Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, H.E. Ambassador Rubushe- Chief Director: Middle East {DIRCO), H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Dangor, special Envoy- Middle East & Advisor to the Minister {DIRCO), H.E. Mr Hasan Bader Kareem AI-Oqab- Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, H.E. Mr Mohamed Fadhel Ayari- Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Mr Abd-EI-Naceur Be laid-Ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria and Mr Mohammed Abuelqumsan- Embassy of Palestine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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