The Palestinian mission to the United Nations is circulating a Security Council draft resolution which condemns Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied territories.The mission said on Thursday that it had begun circulating the resolution among UN members and were discussing the text with a number of Arab countries. The Palestinians refused to provide any details of the text, but said the Security Council has unanimously agreed that Israeli settlements are illegal. Israel’sHaaretzdaily said the proposal distributed by the Palestinians resembles the February 2011 resolution on the same topic, which was torpedoed by the US. That document called for the condemnation of Israel’s " illegal " settlements as well as an immediate halt in the regime’s construction activities in the occupied Palestinian lands. The draft gathered an overwhelming support of 14 out of the Security Council’s 15 members.Haaretzcited diplomatic sources as saying that the new draft resolution includes a clause condemning Israeli settler violence against Palestinians. Senior officials of the Palestinian Authority have already approached council member states to gauge potential support, including France, Spain and Egypt. Sources say Israel fears US President Barack Obama may no longer wish to veto the resolution calling for end to settlement construction. TheHaaretz report also said the Palestinians want the 15-member council to vote on the resolution when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits New York on April 22. The proposal has angered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Abbas of undermining the so-called peace efforts.