Palestinian flag raised at the U.N. for the first time

The State of Palestine flag flies for the first time at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP)

The Palestinians raised their flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday, a symbolic gesture approved by a General Assembly vote at the world body earlier this month.

The red, black, white and green Palestinian flag was erected around 1:15 pm in the rose garden of the U.N. headquarters.

“In this historical moment, I say to my people everywhere: raise the flag of Palestinians very high because it is the symbol of our identity,” Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told a huge crowd. “It is a proud day.”

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