Palestinians present tougher UN resolution

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Palestinian envoys presented Monday (Tuesday in Manila) a more toughly-worded United Nations draft resolution on statehood that could come up for a vote at the Security Council this week, despite US opposition. The United States again rejected the text that would pave the way to a Palestinian state by setting a 12-month deadline to reach a final peace deal and calling for a full Israeli withdrawal by the end of 2017. Arab ambassadors endorsed the text, which contains new provisions on declaring East Jerusalem the capital of a Palestinian state.
AFP

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