The Palestinian flag has been raised for the first time at United Nations headquarters in New York.

The Palestinian flag has been raised for the first time at United Nations headquarters in New York. (BBC)

President Mahmud Abbas has said the Palestinian territories cannot abide by the Oslo agreement because of Israel’s reluctance to commit to the deal. Israeli PM Netanyahu has condemned Abbas’ speech as “deceitful.” (Deutsche Welle)

Speaking on Wednesday at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas declared that “as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, they leave us no choice but to insist that we will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation of these agreements”. (Al Jazeera)