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Monday, November 24, 2014

'Palestinians' can't muster 9 Security Council votes

The 'Palestinian Authority' has delayed its 'statehood bid' at the United Nations after realizing that it could not even muster the nine United Nations Security Council votes that it would need to force the United States to veto the bid.
Malki told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency that the decision to postpone the statehood bid came following US pressure and threats, as well as the failure of the PA to secure the backing of nine Security Council members in favor of the statehood bid.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas said two weeks ago that he was determined to proceed with his plan to seek a Security Council resolution that would set a timetable for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.

Abbas was hoping that the resolution would declare all the territories captured by Israel in 1967, including east Jerusalem, as the lands of the future Palestinian state.

Abbas and other PA officials repeatedly denied over the past few weeks that they had any intention to call off or delay the application to the Security Council.

But Malki confirmed on Monday that the PA leadership has decided to postpone the move. He did not say whether the PA would resume its statehood bid any time in the near future.

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