RAMALLAH, Feb 18 (JMCC) - The Palestinian Authority
will press ahead with it's settlement
condemnation at the United Nations Security Council - despite US President Barak Obama stating he would veto any such resolution.
After an emergency meeting led by President Mahmoud Abbas
, the Palestinian Liberation Organization
executive committee announced it would continue it's appeal to the UNSC.
On Thursday, the US and the Palestinian Authority appeared to be on a collision course regarding PA insistence – over US objections – on bringing the resolution.Read more
Following a lengthy phone call between US President Barack Obama and Abbas, the PA leader called an emergency meeting of the PLO and Fatah leaderships in Ramallah, Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudaineh, announced.
Sources in Ramallah said the phone conversation had dealt with the PA’s plan to seek a Security Council resolution condemning construction in the settlements.
Abbas rejected Washington’s demand not to take the matter to a vote in the council, they said.
at the Jerusalem Post...