UN council to vote on Israeli settlements at 2 p.m.EST Friday

December 23, 2016 19:09

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council is set to vote at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) on Friday on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

Western officials said on Thursday the United States would allow the draft resolution to be adopted, which would be a major reversal of US. practice of protecting Israel from action.

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