Arab states endorse new Palestinian move at U.N. Security Council

Members listen as Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP)

Arab foreign ministers on Thursday endorsed a Palestinian plan to resubmit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council calling for Israel to withdraw from occupied territories by late 2017.

The United States helped defeat a similar draft resolution in a Security Council vote on Dec. 30. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he hoped to revive the resolution.

The earlier Palestinian resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East war.
 
 
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