RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian foreign minister says an Arab-backed draft on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 will be submitted later in the day to the U.N. Security Council.
However, Riad Malki said Wednesday the actual vote on the resolution might be put off — suggesting a compromise is in the works to avoid a clash in the council.
The Jordanian-backed draft — which the U.S. is almost certain to veto — sets November 2016 as a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal.
Malki told the Voice of Palestine radio that there will be more negotiations on the wording.
He says that "we were informed that France has agreed with the United States, the United Kingdom and Jordan to continue talks" about the resolution to avoid a (US) veto.