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UN Rejects Palestinian Resolution To End Israel’s Occupation


The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years.  

The resolution Tuesday failed to get the minimum nine ``yes'' votes in the Security Council.  

It received eight ``yes'' votes, two ``no'' votes --- including one from the United States --- and five abstentions.  

The United States, Israel's closest ally, reiterated its opposition to the draft resolution earlier Tuesday. It has insisted on a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, not an imposed timetable.