Palestine pushes for UN resolution to end Israeli occupation
The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would end Israel's 47-year occupation of Palestine within three years. The current draft of the resolution, which the US has the power to veto, is not expected to pass.
A resolution with such a timetable is almost certain to be rejected by the Security Council — either by a failure to get the minimum nine "yes" votes required or by a veto from the United States, Israel's closest ally which insists there must be a negotiated solution to the conflict.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said a draft resolution would be submitted to the Security Council on Monday. A vote could be set for Tuesday.
Jordan's U.N. Ambassador, the Arab representative on the Security Council, has said repeatedly that Jordan wants a consensus resolution agreed to by all 15 council members.