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Palestinians say they'll seek UN Security Council vote on ending occupation this week

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna, Rome, on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Kerry and Netanyahu met as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. resolution that would set a two-year timetable for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna, Rome, on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Kerry and Netanyahu met as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. resolution that would set a two-year timetable for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Palestinian officials say they plan to push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a November 2016 deadline for ending Israeli occupation.

The announcement came late Sunday after a meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with officials from his Fatah movement and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Officials say the Jordanian-backed resolution is to be submitted by Wednesday. Another proposal, by France, would set a time limit of two years for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israel opposes the resolutions. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Europe to try to find a compromise.

U.S. officials say they are not opposed to a new Security Council resolution but that none of the drafts that have been offered so far are acceptable.