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Palestine failed to support the Security Council of the UN

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A Palestinian draft, presented this month by Jordan to the Council, calls for Israel to withdraw from the territories and Jerusalem as the shared capital of Israel and the Palestinian state

A draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by the end of 2017 lost a vote on Tuesday in the Security Council of the UN after not getting the necessary support.

Even if the draft had gotten enough votes, it would not have made progress because of opposition from the United States, one of the permanent members with veto body.

The draft obtained eight votes in favor, two against and five abstentions. Australia joined Washington's refusal on the proposal.

The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, defended his position against the draft in a speech before the council.

"America every day looking for ways to give constructive steps to support the parties to move towards a negotiated settlement," he said.

"The resolution put before us today is not one of those constructive steps," added, noting that hits the efforts to achieve a two-state solution.

traslation: Belén Zapata