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Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time

Palestinian diplomatic mission says moves symbolises its struggle for independence

Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time
The Palestinian flag flies from the building housing the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington on January 18, 2011. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized its struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)