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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated he was discussing plans with Jordan to bring forward the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on ending the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel and the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    MOSCOW, January 5 (Sputnik) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he has been discussing plans with Jordan to resubmit the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on ending the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel.

    "We will bring forward to the [UN] Security Council the resolution to stop occupation [by Israel], until it [UNSC] recognizes us as a state under occupation," Sky News Arabia quoted Abbas as saying Sunday.

    Jordan is a member of the United Nations Security Council.

    On December 30, 2014, the UN Security Council rejected the Palestinian statehood resolution, with eight nations, including Russia, supporting the document, the United States and Australia voting against it and five countries abstaining.

    The UN regulations state that, in order to be adopted, a document must be supported by at least nine nations, with all five permanent representatives of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom) voting in favor.

    On December 31, Abbas signed more than 20 requests to join various international organizations, including the International Criminal Court in a bid to continue to seek the adoption of UN Security Council Palestinian statehood resolution.

    The failed resolution stipulated the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967, with Tel Aviv withdrawing all of its forces by the end of 2017.

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