Palestinians pushing for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal

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Posted: Dec 28, 2014 3:38 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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.