Palestinians: Israeli 'occupation' must end in 2016

October 2, 2014 10:50 AM

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Palestinians: Israeli 'occupation' must end in 2016

The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from territories "occupied" since the 1967 Six-Day War, including east Jerusalem, in a new push to achieve independence.

During the Six-Day War, Israel took control of Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem from Jordan. The Palestinians are now seeking to establish an independent state in those areas, as well as in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

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