Chief Palestinian Negotiator Says UN Statehood Vote To Happen This Year – 23 December 2014

RT logoA planned vote on the proposal to formally recognize Palestine as a sovereign state at the UN Security Council is to take place before year-end, Palestine’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat told the media.

A draft UNSC resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood has been penned by the Arab League and submitted after the UN General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution calling for the move.

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The move is opposed by Israel and some of its close allies, including the United States, which has a veto right at the UNSC, giving it the power to block any draft resolution there.

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