The United Nations has overwhelmingly voted in favour of raising a flag of
A resolution was adopted on Thursday evening with
The text allows the flags of
"It is a symbolic thing, but another step to solidify the pillars of the state of
European nations were divided on the move with
The UN has 20 days to implement the move, in time for a visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on September 30.
Mansour said the initiative had the potential to "give our people some hope that the international community is still supporting the independence of the state of
"Things are bleak, gloomy, the political process is dead,
Prosor this week accused the Palestinians of trying to "score easy and meaningless points at the UN".
He had asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Ron Kutesa to block the move, which would break with the UN practice of flying only the flags of member states.
Azzam Tamimi, a Palestinian British academic and author, told Al Jazeera that the gesture was "meaningless".
"What the Palestinians need from the UN is an acknowledgement of its historic role in dispossessing the Palestinians," Tamimi said.
"Our quest is not for another failing Arab state with a meaningless flag and useless institutions, but for a homeland that was stripped from us... We need the UN to atone for its sin by recognising the legitimacy of our struggle."
The General Assembly upgraded the status of the Palestinians to that of non-member observer state in 2012.