December 22, 2016 / 3:45 PM / a year ago

U.N vote on Israeli settlement postponed, 'potentially indefinitely': source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements has been postponed, “potentially indefinitely”, a western diplomatic source said on Thursday.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen during a news conference in Jerusalem October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Earlier, a western diplomat told Reuters that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had instructed Egypt’s U.N. mission to postpone the vote.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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