Mansour: Draft resolution on J’lem to be tabled for vote Monday at SC

Mansour about Al Quds

Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour stated last Saturday that an Egypt-worded draft resolution on the US capital decision was submitted to the Security Council (SC) to put it to the vote no later than Monday, December 18.

Mansour told a local radio station that he worked together with Egyptian diplomats at the UN on drafting a text that would reaffirm the previous resolutions of the Security Council on Jerusalem and ask the US administration to reverse its step.

Knowing that the bid at the Security Council would certainly be vetoed by the US, the ambassador said the PA would go to the UN General Assembly if the draft resolution was thwarted.

(Source / 17.12.2017)

Settlers storm Halhul city for night rituals

Settlers in Halhul

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed after midnight Sunday Halhul city, north of al-Khalil in the West Bank, to provide protection for scores of Jewish settlers who came aboard buses to perform rituals at Palestinian historical sites.

Local sources in Halhoul reported that three buses carrying a huge number of settlers arrived after midnight at the historical sites of Tabika and Mamas and performed rituals before withdrawing later at dawn.

The sources added that some local young men managed to shower the settlers’ buses with stones and empty bottles as they were traveling on a road near the main entrance to Beit Ummar town, north of al-Khalil.

(Source / 17.12.2017)