United Nations Security Council member Libya on Friday presented a document to the UN calling for "an immediate and complete end" to the building and expansion of West Bank settlements.

The document was presented by Libya shortly after the Security Council held their monthly meeting on the Middle East and a hearing on the document will be held no earlier than the middle of next week.

The document was authored by the Arab League and Saudi Arabia and harshly criticizes Israel for its settlement policy in the West Bank.

The Arab League delayed the issuing of the document until Friday, out of a desire to wait until the end of June when the United States will be replaced as Security Council president by Vietnam.