An official bid for Palestinian statehood has been submitted to the UN Security Council, a diplomatic source told RT on Tuesday. Arab delegates in the UN are determined to hold the vote before the day’s end.

“A bid for Palestinian statehood has been submitted to the UN Security Council,” a diplomatic source told RT on Tuesday. The source did not elaborate further.

The draft resolution calls for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the creation of a state by 2017. It would also mandate that Israel and Palestine return to pre-1967 borders.

The UNSC has announced that it will hold a vote on the bid in a 5pm (2200 GMT) session Tuesday afternoon.

“We are trying to organize the vote for this afternoon. It’s a question of logistics,” said Jordan’s UN envoy, Dina Kawar.

All 22 Arab delegations in the UN approve of the proposal. If adopted, the resolution would mandate that Israel and Palestine return to pre-1967 borders… see more

source: RT