Palestinians say to press UN vote despite US veto warning

Palestinian men take part in a demonstration on December 10, 2014 in Gaza CityThe Palestinians are to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on Wednesday as planned although US Secretary of State John Kerry warned of a veto, Palestinian officials said. “We will submit our project to the UN Security Council tomorrow (Wednesday),” Nimr Hammad, adviser to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, told AFP. Another official said Kerry was told at a meeting in London on Tuesday that the Palestinians would go ahead as planned with their text calling for a withdrawal of Israeli troops from occupied Palestinian territory within two years.

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