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Palestine pushes for UN resolution to end Israeli occupation (+video)

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.

The Palestinians are pressing for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years.

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.

 
 
 

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