Arabs Drafting Security Council Resolution on Unrest in Territories
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Arabs Drafting Security Council Resolution on Unrest in Territories

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The Arab group at the United Nations is working on a draft resolution that would ask the Security Council to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to investigate the clashes between the Israel Defense Force and the Palestinian population, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned Wednesday.

According to sources here, the Arabs also want the council to send U.N. observers to the territories and to condemn Israel for the events there.

The draft resolution is still in the working stages, the sources said, and might be altered if the Arabs feel it is so extreme as to invoke an automatic veto by the United States. The American position is not yet clear.

It is not known when a resolution will be presented for a vote. The Security Council is scheduled to hold its fourth meeting on the situation Wednesday night.

The 15-member body began its debate last Friday and continued it Monday night and Tuesday night. At both sessions, Arab speakers roundly condemned Israel and blamed its continued occupation of the West Bank and Gaza for the violence and loss of life.

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