Palestinian officials say they plan to push for a UN security council vote this week on a resolution setting a November 2016 deadline for ending Israeli occupation.

The announcement came late on Sunday after a meeting between the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, officials from his Fatah movement and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Officials say the Jordanian-backed resolution is to be submitted by Wednesday. Another proposal, by France, would set a time limit of two years for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israel opposes the resolutions. The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Europe to try to find a compromise.

US officials say they are not opposed to a new security council resolution but that none of the drafts that have been offered so far are acceptable… see more

source: Guardian UK