Security Council to Vote This Week on Protection for Palestinian People, Says Official


Ramallah, MINA — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to vote by the end of this week on a draft resolution calling for providing international protection to the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, WAFA reported, citing Saleh Rafat, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

He told Voice of Palestine radio on Monday that if the United States decided to veto the resolution, the Palestinians are going to call on the UN General Assembly to convene an extraordinary meeting under the title “Uniting for Peace” to adopt the resolution.

Rafat said that President Mahmoud Abbas, and after leaving hospital on Monday, is going to head a meeting for the PLO’s Executive Committee in the coming few days.

He said the meeting will discuss results of the follow-up committee, which was formed by President Abbas with a goal to draw up mechanisms for the implementation of the recent decisions of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) on how to counter the American and Israeli policies as well as the internal situation and ending the division.

He said the Palestinian Central Council, second in line to the PNC, is expected to convene after the end of Ramadan holiday, Eid al-Fitr, in order to discuss implementing the decisions of the PNC.

Meanwhile, Fatah Central Committee member Jibril Rjoub said on Monday that the Central Committee is expected to hold a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Abbas, who said after leaving hospital that he will resume work on Tuesday. .(T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamc News Agency (MINA)

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