Palestine sets deadline on Israeli occupation ~ Al Jazeera and agencies.
Arab-backed draft resolution submitted to UN Security Council wants Israeli forces withdrawn by end of 2017.
|Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the UN Security Council for a possible vote.
The resolution wants Israeli security forces withdrawn no later than the end of 2017.
Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday that the Arab-backed resolution does not close the door on further negotiations on the issue, including with the United States.
“We will continue negotiating with all of them and with the Americans if they are ready and willing so that we perhaps can succeed in having something adopted by the Security Council to open a serious door to peace,” the envoy said.
“We are willing to work with those who want to work with us for meaningful things.”
Jordan submitted the resolution…
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