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UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel's occupation

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 The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years.

   The resolution Tuesday failed to get the minimum nine "yes" votes in the Security Council.

   It received eight "yes" votes, two "no" votes -- including one from the United States -- and five abstentions.

   The United States, Israel's closest ally, reiterated its opposition to the draft resolution earlier Tuesday. It has insisted on a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, not an imposed timetable.

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