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Palestinians to Submit Resolution for U.N. Statehood Bid | Reuters via NYTimes.com

Palestinians plan to submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the United Nations on Monday calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end to occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, officials said.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by phone that he would press ahead with the initiative despite Israeli and U.S. opposition, the official Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.

Several European countries had been pushing for a less stringent timeline that might win broader support.

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