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Friday, December 31, 2010

Palestinian Authority drafts resolution aimed at gaining US support

IMEMC- In the following days, P.A. and other Arab states will bring a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council, calling to condemn Israel for the illegal settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Abbas stressed on Thursday, with regard to a possible U.S. veto, that the draft follows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's rhetoric.

Abbas stressed on Thursday that the new draft is designed to gain the U.S. support, as it uses the "same words" that the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton uses to criticize the settlements and, therefore, he "doesn't see why" the U.S. would veto the move, Haaretz quoted.

However, the United States House of Representatives recently approved a resolution opposing an unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and vetoing any resolution by the United Nations Security Council with regard to supporting unilateral movements made by Palestinians. Israel also remarked that with these actions, the Palestinians prove that they do not believe in negotiations.

The illegality of the settlement construction in East Jerusalem and the West Bank has been ratified by international law and criticized by both the E.U. and the U.S. Read more