Sept. 30 marked a historic day for Palestinians everywhere, as for the first time ever, the Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in its proper place alongside the other nations of the world. .
The motion to raise the flag was passed by the U.N. General Assembly at the beginning of September when119 countries voted for the motion, while only eight countries voted against it and 45 others abstained.
The ceremony was attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and coincided with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations., “As the UN this year marks its 70th anniversary, its longest-standing, unresolved issue is the question of Palestine,” Abbas wrote in an op-ed on the , Huffington Post, Tuesday. ,
While some only considered it as a merely symbolic gesture, others invited optimism and considered it a step toward greater international recognition and greater hope for a better and more peaceful Palestinian future.
These are 11 tweets that perfectly responded to the historic event.
1. Optimism is key
2. Regardless of symbolism, it deserves "unconditional" celebration
3. Raising the flag with peace
4. Symbols carry meanings
"The Palestinian flag was raised at the UN headquarters yesterday, in New York's sky, and this proves that Palestine will endure. Palestine will endure."
5. Hope that recognition can be accomplished
6. One positive step forward
"Yusuf Bin Alawi to Oman's TV: Raising the Palestine flag in the UN headquarters is a step toward achieving the goals of the Palestinian people in establishing a Palestinian state."
7. More than a flag
8. A group effort
"I don't consider raising the Palestinian flag at the UN headquarters an achievement for the Palestinian Authority only but an effort of an entire people fighting for freedom and for the endurance of Palestine."
9. The flag that "gives goosebumps"
10. Reflecting on the past
And now, the flag is in New York's sky.