The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution Thursday that will allow the Palestinian flag to be raised at the world body's headquarters in New York.
The resolution garnered a majority in the 193-member forum, with 119 nations voting yes, 45 abstaining, and eight countries, including Israel, the U.S., Australia and Canada, voting no.
The symbolic move comes as Palestinians step up efforts for international recognition of their statehood, despite fierce opposition from Israel and its allies.
Thursday’s resolution states that flags of UN's non-member observer states shall be raised at the UN headquarters alongside those of the member states. It will go into effect within 20 days.