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Arab states try to delay Palestinian UN bill

The Palestinian leadership is determined to submit its bill to the UN Security Council, despite pressure from some Arab states to delay it, and French moves to replace it with a European draft bill.
Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour reads a statement from the President of the United Nations Security Council, Rwanda's U.N. Ambassador Eugene Gasana (not pictured) during a meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York July 28, 2014. The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNI
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The death of Ziad Abu Ein, a minister in the government of Mahmoud Abbas and head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, after a confrontation with Israeli forces near Ramallah, will provide an additional boost to the Palestinian plan to go to the UN Security Council and join international bodies to end Israel’s occupation.

On Dec. 10, the executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said it would immediately seek to join the International Criminal Court in response to Abu Ein's killing.

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