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Palestine to submit UN resolution to end Israeli occupation of land captured in 1967

Dec 17, 2014    

Ramallah, West Bank: An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 is to be submitted later Wednesday to the UN Security Council for a vote, the Palestinian foreign minister said.However, Riad Malki said the actual vote might be put off, suggesting a compromise is in the works to avoid a clash in the council.The current draft, sponsored by Jordan on behalf of the Palestinians, sets November 2016 as a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from war-won lands the Palestinians seek for a state.The US is likely to veto such a resolution. Israel fiercely oppose...

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