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Palestinians pushing for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal

Palestinians are pushing for UN vote this week on timetable for Israeli withdrawal

Palestinians pushing for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Palestinians are pressing for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years.

A resolution with such a timetable is almost certain to be rejected by the Security Council -- either by a failure to get the minimum nine "yes" votes required or by a veto from the United States, Israel's closest ally which insists there must be a negotiated solution to the conflict.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said a draft resolution would be submitted to the Security Council on Monday. A vote could be set for Tuesday.

Jordan's U.N. Ambassador, the Arab representative on the Security Council, has said repeatedly that Jordan wants a consensus resolution agreed to by all 15 council members.