Palestine flag raised at Unesco
Paris - Palestinians have raised their flag at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris, a symbolic boost in their push for an independent state.
Cheers rose alongside the red, black, white and green flag on Tuesday during a ceremony held in the rain. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among those present.
Palestine was admitted as a Unesco member after an October vote that prompted the US to cut off funds to the agency.
The Palestinians are also seeking full-fledged UN membership, but Washington has threatened to veto that move, saying a negotiated settlement with Israel should come first.