Palestine Wants UN Vote On 2016 Deadline For Israeli Troop Pullout – 18 October 2014

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RT logoThe Palestinian government is seeking a UN Security Council vote on a resolution in the next two months that would set a deadline – November 2016 – for the IDF to withdraw from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Riyad Mansour, UN ambassador of the Palestine Territories, a non-member observer in the organization, said on Friday the proposed resolution was seen as a way out of the constantly failing US-brokered negotiations with Israel, considering the terms of an independent Palestinian state.

The Palestinians will not go back “to the same kind of negotiations that have led us nowhere for more than 20 years,” he said, according to AP. The last round of the talks, dropped in April after nine months, had brought no agreement on the ground rules.

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4 thoughts on “Palestine Wants UN Vote On 2016 Deadline For Israeli Troop Pullout – 18 October 2014

  1. At the end of last week, New Zealand was voted into a seat on the Security Council. Given China is our major trading partner, I suspect we will vote the way they do – either approving it or abstaining.

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