SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – According to the UK media, Britain joined the USA on Tuesday (30 Dec.) in rejecting Palestinian draft proposal calling for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017. British Ambassador in the UN, Mark Lyall Grant was asked by reporters whether Britain could support the Palestinian draft.
“Well no,” he said. “There’s some difficulties with the text, particularly language on time scales, new language on refugees. So I think we would have some difficulties.” All 22 Arab delegations endorsed the Palestinian draft on Monday and they were meeting later on Tuesday to discuss when to put the Palestinian draft to a vote.