UN resolution on Palestine resubmitted with major changes

NEW YORK — The modified version of the Palestinian-Arab draft resolution that was resubmitted by Jordan on Monday and would be put to a vote on Tuesday included major changes, according to Anadolu news agency.
 
The final draft of the resolution includes amendments to the original one filed by Jordan on December 17 regarding issues of political prisoners, illegal settlements, the segregation wall and the status of Jerusalem.
 
It calls for setting the end of 2017 as the deadline for the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories.
 
The revised resolution demands an end to Israeli settlement and wall building and calls for just solutions to the issues of Palestinian refugees, prisoners and water resources.
 
The new text also calls for the establishment of an independent state of Palestine within the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital in the presence of security arrangements. The earlier draft mentioned Jerusalem as a shared capital.
 
However, most of the changes endorsed by the Arab UN delegations on Monday are semantic, such as the word “just” that was added to “a solution” for the issues of Palestinian refugees, prisoners and water. The earlier draft used the term “agreed solution.” (english.palinfo.com)

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