Palestinians to seek UN resolution Wednesday on occupation

A Palestinian protester holds up his national flag in front of a member of the Israeli security forces during a demonstration on the highway between Jerusalem and Jericho on November 28, 2014The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said. “The Palestinian leadership took a decision to go to the Security Council next Wednesday to vote on their project to end the occupation,” senior Palestine Liberation Organisation member Wassel Abu Yussef told AFP Sunday after a meeting in Ramallah. The Israeli foreign ministry declined to comment ahead of Monday’s meeting in Rome between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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