UNSC to Vote on Ending Occupation Settlement Activity in Palestine

تم نشره في Thu 22 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
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The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on a draft resolution that would demand Israeli authorities to "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem".

Egypt circulated the draft late on Wednesday and a vote was scheduled for 3pm (20:00 GMT) on Thursday.

Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and seen as major stumbling block to peace efforts as they are built on Palestinian land occupied by Israel.

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war.