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JORDAN, PALESTINE TO DISCUSS RESOLUTION “BEST TIMING” FOR SUBMISSION

NEW YORK, Dec 30- Jordanian and Palestinian leadership will discuss the best time to pass to a vote, an amended version of a draft resolution to the Security Council, aimed at ending Israeli occupation and establishing Palestine State, Jordanian Ambassador told reporters.

Leaving an Arab meeting held today, at the UN headquarters, Ambassador, Dina Kawar, said that, they discussed several issues concerning the amendments that palestine has recommended, after putting the resolution in blue version.

Amendments of different issues, such as Jerusalem, prisoners, water, settlements and the illegitimate wall, that was condemned by the international court, are made, she told reporters.

Ambassador Kawar, leaving the meeting with Palestinian Observer to the UN, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, said, the amended version will be updated and submitted to the Secretariat today, and stressed that both leadership will be discussing the best time for submission and voting on the resolution.

“The Arab group support the amendments,” she said.

On Dec 17, Palestine affirmed in a draft resolution, the urgent need to attain – no later than 12 months after the adoption – a just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution, that brings an end to the Israeli occupation.

The resolution fulfills the vision of two independent, democratic and prosperous states, Israel and a sovereign, contiguous and viable State of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security, within mutually and internationally recognised borders.

The draft included several parameters for the negotiated solution, starting with the decision of borders, based on June 1967 lines, with mutually agreed, limited, equivalent land, security arrangements, including through a third-party presence, that guarantee and respect the sovereignty of a State of Palestine, including through a full and phased withdrawal of Israeli security forces, which will end the occupation that began in 1967, over an agreed transition period in a reasonable timeframe, not to exceed the end of 2017.

SOURCE: PETRA

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