PA Pursuing UN Resolution Against Israeli ‘Settlements’

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (R) at the Palestinian ambassador's residence on February 21, 2016 in the Jordanian capital Amman

Israel National News reports:

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ambassador to the UN on Friday confirmed reports that the Palestinians are discussing a new draft UN resolution with Arab countries to confront Israel over its construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, AFP reported.

The UN Security Council failed in 2011 to adopt such a resolution after the United States used its veto to block the measure which said this construction is “illegal.”

PA Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the resolution would clarify the Security Council position on “settlements.”

“We’ve been saying that if that is the assessment of the Security Council, then it is the responsibility of the Security Council to take action to stop settlement activity,” Mansour told AFP.

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