Palestinians seeking UN resolution to stop settlements

January 8, 2011 03:40

UNITED NATIONS  — The Palestinian Authority UN observer said Saturday that the Palestinians are seeking a UN resolution demanding that Israel stop all settlement activities.

Riyad Mansour said that is because the United States has failed to convince the Israelis to halt construction.

Mansour said all countries except Israel support an immediate end to settlement building and the Palestinians believe a Security Council resolution could create enough "critical pressure" on Israel to stop construction.

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