UN Approves Raising the Palestinian Flag at Its Headquarters

There were 119 votes in favor of the measure, eight against, and 45 abstentions.
The United Nations General Assembly voted to allow the Palestinian flag to fly at the organization's headquarters in New York City, according to the Palestinian government’s Twitter account.

"It is a symbolic thing, but another step to solidify the pillars of the state of Palestine in the international arena," said Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian representative to the U.N., ahead of the vote.  There were 119 votes in favor out of 193 U.N. members.