Between 10 September 1972 and 26 March 2001 there were 35 vetoed UN Security Council resolution drafts in relation to the "situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian question." Of those, the United States voted against 33. In each case it was the lone "against" vote. The UN Security Council is made up of ten elected members and five "permanent" members—China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States. An "against" vote from a permanent member will successfully veto a resolution. A list, excerpts of some of the key points of each proposed resolution, and the voting tally follows. All information taken from UNISPAL, the UN Information System on the Question of Palestine at http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF (Some repetition has been excised, some retained.)

1. 10 September 1972 S/10784
Deeply concerned at the deteriorating situation in the Middle East, Calls on the parties concerned to cease immediately all military operations and to exercise the greatest restraint in the interest of international peace and security

11-1, 1 abstention (Panama)

2. 24 July 1973 S/10974
1. Deeply regrets that the Secretary-General was unable to report any significant progress...in carrying out the terms of resolution 242 (1967), and that nearly six years after its adoption a just and lasting peace in the Middle East has still not been achieved;
2. Strongly deplores Israel's continuing occupation of the territories occupied as a result of the 1967 conflict, contrary to the principles of the Charter;
3. Expresses serious concern at Israel's lack of co-operation with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General;
5. Expresses its conviction that a just and peaceful solution of the problem of the Middle East can be achieved only on the basis of respect for national sovereignty, territorial integrity, the rights of all States in the area and for the rights and legitimate aspirations of the Palestinians;
6. Declares that in the occupied territories no changes which may obstruct a peaceful and final settlement or which may adversely affect the political and other fundamental rights of all the inhabitants in these territories should be introduce and deplore Israel's defiance of said resolutions Grieved at the tragic loss of human life caused by indiscriminate and massive Israeli air attacks,

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3. 5 December 1975 S/11898
Gravely concerned about the deteriorating situation resulting from Israel's violation of Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity and of Security Council resolutions,

Convinced that Israeli massive air attacks...were premeditative in nature,

1. Strongly condemns the Government of Israel for...attacks against Lebanon in violation of its obligations under the United Nations Charter and of Security Council resolutions;
2. Calls upon Israel to desist forthwith from all military attacks against Lebanon;

13-1, one abstention (Costa Rica)

4. 23 January 1976 S/11940
Expressing its concern...and deeply deploring Israel's persistence in its occupation of Arab territories and its refusal to implement the relevant United Nations resolution,

Reaffirming the principle of inadmissibility of acquisition of territories by the threat or use of force,

1. Affirms:
(a) That the Palestinian people should be enabled to exercise its inalienable national right of self-determination, including the right to establish an independent state in Palestine in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;
(b) The right of Palestinian refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours to do so and the right of those choosing not to return to receive compensation for their property;
(c) That Israel should withdraw from all the Arab territories occupied since June 1967;
(d) The appropriate arrangements should be established to guarantee...the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all states in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries;

9-1, 3 abstentions (Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

5. 24 March 1976 S/12022
Deeply concerned further at the measures taken by the Israeli authorities leading to the present grave situation including measures aimed at changing the physical, cultural, demographic and religious character of the occupied territories and, in particular, the City of Jerusalem, the establishment of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and other violations of the human rights of the inhabitants of those territories.

1. Deplores Israel's failure to put a stop to action and policies tending to change the status of the City of Jerusalem and to rescind measures already taken to that effect;
2. Calls on Israel, pending the speedy termination of its occupation, to refrain from all measures against the Arab inhabitants of the occupied territories;
3. Calls on Israel to respect and uphold the inviolability of the Holy Places which are under its occupation and to desist from the expropriation of or encroachment upon Arab lands and property or the establishment of Israeli settlements thereon in the occupied Arab territories and to desist from all other actions and policies designed to change the legal status of the City of Jerusalem and to rescind measures already taken to that effect;

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6 .29 June 1976 S/12119
Recognizing that a just and lasting peace in the Middle East cannot be established without...a just solution of the problem of Palestine on the basis of the recognition of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people,

2. Affirms the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right of return and the right to national independence and sovereignty in Palestine, in accordance with Charter of the United Nations

10-1, 4 abstentions (France, Italy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sweden)

7. 28 April 1980 S/13911

1 Affirms:
(a) That the Palestinian people...should be enabled to exercise its inalienable national right of self-determination, including the right to establish an independent State in Palestine;
(b) The right of Palestinian refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours to do so, and the right of those choosing not to return to receive equitable compensation for their property;
3. Decides that appropriate arrangements should be established to guarantee, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all States in the area, including the sovereign independent State of Palestine, as envisaged in paragraph 1 (a) above, and the right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries;

10-1, 4 abstentions (France, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

8. 19 January 1982 S/14832/Rev.1
Recalling General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974, which defines an act of aggression as "the invasion or attack by the armed forces of a State of the territory of another State, or any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attach, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof.",

Determining that the continued occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights since June 1967 and its annexation by Israel on 14 December 1981 constitute a continuing threat to international peace and security

2. Determines that Israeli measures in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, culminating in Israel's decision of 14 December 1981 to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, constitute an act of aggression under the provisions of Article 39 of the Charter of the United Nations;
3. Decides that all Member States should consider applying concrete and effective measures in order to nullify the Israeli annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights and to refrain from providing any assistance or aid to and co-operation with Israel in all fields, in order to deter Israel in its policies and practices of annexation;

9-1, 5 abstentions (France, Ireland, Japan, Panama, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

9. 1 April 1982 S/14943
1. Denounces measures imposed on the Palestinian population such as the dismissal of elected mayors by Israeli authorities, as well as the violation of the liberties and rights of the inhabitants of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip which followed the measures taken by Israel with regard to the Golan Heights, and which could only damage the prospects for peace;
2. Calls on Israel, the occupying Power, to rescind its decision disbanding the elected municipal council of El Bireh and its decision to remove from their posts the Mayors of Nablus and Ramallah;
3. Reaffirms that all the provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 continue to apply in full to all of the occupied territories;
4. Calls upon Israel to cease forthwith all measures applied in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights, which contravene the provisions of the fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949;

13-1, 1 abstention (Zaire)

10. 20 April 1982 S/14985
Taking note of the statement received from the Higher Islamic Council in Jerusalem (S/14982) concerning the shooting of worshippers by armed Israeli within the precincts of al-Haram al-Shareef,

Bearing in mind the unique status of Jerusalem and, in particular, the need for protection and preservation of the spiritual and religious dimension of the Holy Places in the city,

Deeply concerned over the sacrilegious acts perpetrated against the sanctity of al-Haram al-Shareef, in Jerusalem on 11 April 1982 and the criminal acts of shooting at worshippers, particularly inside the sanctuary of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,

1. Condemns in the strongest terms these appalling acts of sacrilege perpetrated within the precincts of al-Haram al-Shareef;
2. Deplores any act or encouragement of destruction or profanation of the Holy Places, religious buildings and sites in Jerusalem as tending to disturb world peace;
3. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to observe and apply scrupulously the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the principles of international law governing military occupation and to refrain from causing any hindrance to the discharge of the established functions of the Higher Islamic Council in Jerusalem;

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11. 8 June 1982 S/15185
1. Condemns the non-compliance with resolutions 508 (1982) and 509 (1982) by Israel;
2. Urges the parties to comply strictly with the regulations attached to the Hague Convention of 1907;
3. Reiterates its demand that Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries of Lebanon;
4. Reiterates also its demand that all parties observe strictly the terms of paragraph 1 of resolutions 508 (1982) which called on them to cease immediately and simultaneously all military activities within Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border;

[508: In respect to the "violation of the territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty of Lebanon." "Calls upon" all involved to "cease immediately and simultaneously all military activities within Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border."
509: reaffirmed "the need for strict respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized boundaries" And demanded "Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries of Lebanon"]

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12. 25 June 1982 S/15255/Rev.2
Reaffirming its resolutions 508 (1982) and 509 (1982),

Reaffirming also its resolution 512 (1982), which inter alia, calls upon all the parties to the conflict to respect the rights of the civilian populations,

1. Demands that all the parties observe an immediate cessation of hostilities throughout Lebanon,
2. Demands the immediate withdrawal of the Israeli forces engaged round Beirut, to a distance of 10 kilometres from the periphery of that city, as a first step towards the complete withdrawal...from Lebanon, and the simultaneous withdrawal of the Palestinian armed forces from Beirut, which shall retire to the existing camps;
3. Supports all efforts by the Government of Lebanon to ensure Lebanese sovereignty throughout the territory and the integrity and independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized frontiers;
4. Calls upon all armed elements in the Beirut area to respect and abide by the exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon;
5. Supports the Government of Lebanon in its will to regain exclusive control of its capital and, to that end, to install its armed forces which shall take up positions within Beirut and interpose themselves on its periphery

[512: being "Deeply concerned at the sufferings of the Lebanese and Palestinian civilian populations," it calls upon "all the parties to the conflict to respect the rights of the civilian populations, to refrain from all acts of violence against those populations and to take all appropriate measures to alleviate the suffering caused by the conflict"]

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13. 6 August 1982 S/15347/Rev.1
Deeply indignant at the refusal of Israel to comply with the decisions of the Security Council aimed at terminating the bloodshed in Beirut,

1. Strongly condemns Israel for not implementing resolutions 516 (1982) and 517 (1982);
3. Decides that, in order to carry out the above-mentioned decisions of the Security Council, all the States Members of the United Nations should refrain from supplying Israel with any weapons and from providing it with any military aid until the full withdrawal...from all Lebanese territory.

[516: "Confirms its previous resolutions and demands an immediate cease-fire, and a cessation of all military activities within Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border;"
517: "Alarmed by the continuation and intensification of military activities in and around Beirut" and "Taking note of the latest massive violations of the cease-fire in and around Beirut," it "Confirms its previous resolutions and demands an immediate cease-fire, and a cessation of all military activities within Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border."]

11-1, 3 abstentions (Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zaire)

14. 1 August 1983 S/15895
Affirming that...Israeli settlement policies and practices constitute a major obstacle to all efforts and initiatives towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East

2. Determines that the policies and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, have no legal validity, ...and are in contravention with article 49 (6) of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949;
3. Calls once more upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by the provision of the above-mentioned Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, to rescind its previous measures, to desist from taking any action which result in changing the legal status and geographical nature and materially affecting the demographic composition of the Arab territories occupied in 1967 and, in particular, not to transfer parts of its own civilian population into the occupied Arab territories and to force transfers of Arab populations from these territories;
4. Strongly deplores the continuation and persistence of Israel in pursuing those policies and practices and calls upon the Government and people of Israel to rescind those measures, to dismantle the existing settlements, to desist from expanding and enlarging the existing ones and, in particular, to cease on an urgent basis from the planning, construction and establishment of new settlements in the Arab territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem;
5. Rejects all Israeli arbitrary and illegal actions, especially those which result in the expulsion, deportation and forcible transfers of Arab populations from the occupied Arab territories;
6. Condemns the recent attacks perpetrated against Arab civilian population in the occupied Arab territories, especially the killing and wounding of students at the Islamic college of the Arab city of Ar-Khalil on 16 July 1983;
7. Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories

13-1, 1 abstention (Zaire)

15. 6 September 1984 S/16732
(Reaffirms previous and related resolutions as well as recalling relevant portions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Fourth Geneva Convention)

2. Affirms that the provisions of the Fourth Geneva convention of 1949 apply to the territories occupied by Israel in southern Lebanon, the western Bekaa and the Rashaya district, and that the occupying Power is duty bound to respect and uphold the provisions of the said Convention and of other norms of international laws;
3. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to respect strictly the rights of the civilian population in the areas under its occupation in southern Lebanon, the western Bekaa and the Rashaya district, and to comply strictly with the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949;
4. Demands that Israel immediately lift all restrictions and obstacles to the restoration of normal conditions in the areas under its occupation in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, particularly concerning the closing of roads and crossings, the limitation of freedom of movement of individuals and the normal flow of persons and goods between those areas and the rest of Lebanon, and the obstruction to the normal conduct of Lebanese Government institutions and personnel;

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16. 11 March 1985 S/17000
(Reaffirms and recalls as the above resolution. Basically a reworded version of same.)

11-1, 3 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

17. 12 September 1985 S/17459
1. Deplores the repressive measures taken by Israel since 4 August 1985 against civilian Palestinian population in the Israeli occupied territories specially in the West Bank and Gaza and expresses serious concern that the persistence of Israeli authorities in applying such measures would lead to further deterioration of the situation in the occupied territories;
2. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to immediately stop all repressive measures including curfews, administrative detentions and forceful deportation and to release forthwith all detainees and refrain from further deportations;

10-1, 4 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

18. 17 January 1986 S/17730/Rev.2
(Reaffirms similar resolutions and recalls similar as above.)

1. Strongly deplores the Israeli acts of violence as well as abusive practices and measures against the civilian population in southern Lebanon, which are in violation of the rules and principles of international law, in particular the provisions of the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949;
2. Reaffirms the urgent need to implement the provisions of the Security Council resolutions on Lebanon, and in particular resolutions 425 (1973), 503 (1962), and 509 (1932), which demand that Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries cf Lebanon:
4. Demands that Israel desist forthwith from its practices and measures against the civilian population in southern Lebanon, which impede the restoration of normal conditions in the area and threaten the reconciliation efforts towards restoring peace and security in the whole country;

11-1, 3 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

19. 29 January 1986 S/17769
Deeply concerned at the provocative acts by Israelis, including members of the Knesset and Security Forces which have violated the sanctity of the sanctuary of the Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem,

1. Strongly deplores the provocative acts which have violated the sanctity of the sanctuary of the Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem;
2. Affirms that such acts constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, which could also endanger international peace and security;
3. Determines once more that all measures taken by Israel to change the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure or status of the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, or any part thereof, have no legal validity and that the policy and practices of Israel of settling parts of its population and new immigrants in those territories constitute a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and also constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;
4. Reiterates that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem and in particular the "basic law" on Jerusalem are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith;
5. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to observe scrupulously the norms of international law governing military occupation, in particular the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and to prevent any hindrance to the discharge of the established functions of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, including any co-operation that the Council may desire from countries with predominantly Muslim populations and from Muslim communities in relation to its plans for the maintenance and repair of the Islamic Holy Places

13-1, 1 abstention (Thailand)

20. 6 February 1986 S/17796.Rev.1
1. Condemns Israel for its forcible interception and diversion of the Libyan civilian aircraft in international airspace, and its subsequent detention of the said aircraft;
2. Considers that this act by Israel constitutes a serious violation of the principles of international law, and in particular the relevant provisions of the international conventions on civil aviation;
3. Calls on the International Civil Aviation Organization to take due account of this resolution when considering adequate measures to safeguard international civil aviation against such acts;
4. Calls on Israel to desist forthwith from any and all acts endangering the safety of international civil aviation and solemnly warns Israel that, if such acts are repeated, the Council will consider taking adequate measures to enforce its resolutions.

10-1, 4 abstentions (Australia, Denmark, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

21. 15 January 1988 S/19434
1. Strongly deplores the repeated Israeli attacks against Lebanese territory and all other measures and practices against the civilian population;
2. Strongly requests that Israel cease all acts of encroachment of land, construction of roads and setting up of fences that violate the border, and any attempts to occupy or change the status of Lebanese territory or to impede the return of the effective authority of the Government of Lebanon in sovereign Lebanese territory;
4. Reaffirms the urgent need to implement the provisions of the Security Council resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978), and resolution 509 (1982)....

13-1, 1 abstention (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

22. 29 January 1988 S/19466
3. Recalls the obligation of all the High Contracting Parties, under article 1 of the Convention, to ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances;
4. Calls again upon Israel to desist forthwith from its policies and practices which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people;
5. Requests Israel to facilitate the task of the International Committee of the Red Cross and of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and requests all Members to give them their full support;

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23. 14 April 1988 S/19780
Having been apprised of the deportation by Israel, the occupying Power, of eight civilian Palestinians on 11 April 1988 and of its decision to continue the deportation of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories,

Gravely concerned and alarmed by the measures adopted by Israel against the civilian Palestinian people and its persistent policy of taking measures of collective punishment, such as the recent demolition of homes in the village of Beita,

Also expressing grave concern over the action taken by the forces of the occupying Power against Sheikh Saad Eddin El-Alami, Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, who was assaulted and beaten in the Haram A1 Shareef in Jerusalem, on 1 April 1988,

2. Urges further Israel to rescind the order to deport Palestinian civilians and ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those already deported;
3. Urges once again Israel to desist forthwith from deporting Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories;
4. Condemns those policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, and in particular the opening of fire by the Israeli army, resulting in the killing and wounding of defenceless Palestinian civilians;

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24. 6 May 1988 S/19868
Deeply concerned by the occupation of Lebanese territory by Israeli forces,

Deeply concerned also by the recent action of those forces causing heavy casualties, displacement of civilian population, the destruction of houses and property, and in particular the devastation of the entire village of Meidoun,

2. Repeats its call for the immediate withdrawal of all Israeli forces from Lebanese territory and calls for the cessation of all acts that violate the sovereignty of Lebanon and the security of its civilian populations;
4. Reaffirms the urgent need to restore international peace and security through the implementation of the provisions of the Security Council resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978), and resolution 509 (1982) which in particular demands that Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries;

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25. 14 December 1988 S/20322
1. Strongly deplores the recent Israeli attack against Lebanese territory by Israeli naval, air and land forces on 9 December 1988;
(Reiterates above resolution)

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26. 17 February 1989 S/20463
1. Strongly deplores Israel's persistent policies and practices against the Palestinian people in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, especially the violation of human rights, and in particular the opening of fire that has resulted in injuries and deaths of Palestinian civilians, including children;
2. Strongly deplores also the continuing disregard by Israel, the occupying Power, of the relevant decisions of the Security Council;
4. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide by the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, as well as to comply with its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention and to desist forthwith from its policies and practices that are in violation of the provisions of the Convention;
5. Calls furthermore for the exercise of maximum restraint to contribute towards the establishment of peace;
6. Affirms the urgent need to achieve, under the auspices of the United Nations, a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Middle East conflict, an integral part of which is the Palestinian problem, and expresses its determination to work towards that end

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27. 8 June 1989 S/20677
1. Strongly deplores those policies and practices of Israel, the Occupying Power, which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory as well as vigilante attacks against Palestinian towns and villages and desecration of the Holy Koran;
2. Calls upon Israel, as the Occupying Power and as a High Contracting Party to the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to accept the de jure applicability of the Convention to the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, and fully to comply with its obligations under that Convention and in particular its "responsibility for the treatment accorded to the protected persons by its agents";
3. Recalls the obligations of all the High Contracting Parties, under article 1 of the Convention, to ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances;
4. Demands that Israel desist forthwith from deporting Palestinian civilians from the occupied territory and ensure the safe and immediate return of those already deported;
5. Expresses great concern about the prolonged closure of schools in parts of the occupied territory, with all its adverse consequences for the education of Palestinian children, and calls upon Israel to permit the immediate reopening of those schools:

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28. 6 November 1989 S/20945/Rev.1
1. Strongly deplores those policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory, and in particular the siege of towns, the ransacking of the homes of inhabitants, as has happened at Beit Sahur, and the illegal and arbitrary confiscation of their property and valuables:
2. Calls upon Israel to desist from committing such practices and actions and lift its siege;
3. Urges that Israel return the illegally and arbitrarily confiscated property to its owners:
6. Calls upon all the High Contracting Parties to the fourth Geneva Convention to ensure respect for it, including the obligation of the occupying Power under the Convention to treat the population of the occupied territory humanely at all times and in all circumstances;

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29. 30 May 1990 S/21326
1. Establishes a Commission consisting of three members of the Security Council, to be dispatched immediately to examine the situation relating to the policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, in the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, occupied by Israel since 1967;
2. Requests the Commission to submit its report to the security Council by 20 June 1990, containing recommendations on ways and means for ensuring the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians under Israel occupation

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30. 17 May 1995 S/1995/394
1. Confirms that the expropriation of land by Israel, the occupying Power, in East Jerusalem is invalid and in violation of relevant Security Council resolutions and provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949;
2. Calls upon the Government of Israel to rescind the expropriation orders and to refrain from such action in the future

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31. 7 March 1997 S/1997/199
Expressing deep concern at the decision of the Government of Israel to initiate new settlement activities in the Jabal Abu Ghneim area in East Jerusalem,

Stressing that such settlements ae illegal and a major obstacle to peace,

Confirming that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel which purport to alter the status of Jerusalem, including expropriation of land and properties thereon, are invalid and cannot change that status,

1. Calls upon the Israeli authorities to refrain from all actions or measures, including settlement activities, which alter the facts on the ground, pre-empting the final status negotiations, and have negative implications for the Middle East Peace Process;

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32. 21 March 1997 S/1997/241
1. Demands that Israel immediately cease construction of the Jabal Abu Ghneim settlement in East Jerusalem, as well as all other Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories;

13-1, 1 abstention (Costa Rica)

33. 26 March 2001 S/2001/270
Expressing grave concern at the dire economic and humanitarian situation as a result of the closures of the occupied Palestinian territories and towns and villages within them,

1. Calls for the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, provocation and collective punishment, as well as the return to the positions and arrangements which existed prior to September 2000;
2. Calls upon the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to implement promptly and without preconditions the understandings reached at the Summit convened at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, of 17 October 2000;
3. Urges a resumption of negotiations within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis taking into account the previous positive developments in the negotiations between the two sides and calls on them to reach a final agreement on all issues, on the basis of their previous agreements, with the objective of implementing its resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973);
4. Expresses grave concern at recent settlement activities, in particular the recent decision to expand the settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim and calls for full cessation of settlement activities;
5. Calls on the parties to take the following immediate steps:
(a) resumption of contacts at all levels on implementation of reciprocal commitments including in the field of security previously made by both sides;
(b) an end to the closures of the occupied Palestinian territories to permit resumption of full normal activities of daily life;
(c) the transfer by Israel to the Palestinian Authority of all revenues due, in accordance with the Paris Protocol on Economic Relations of 29 April 1994;
(d) additional confidence-building measures by both sides including unequivocal public statements in support of all commitments made at Sharm El-Sheikh and of this resolution;

9-1, 4 abstentions (France, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)


34. 15 December 2001 S/2001/1199
Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions, including resolution 1322 of 7 October 2000

Emphasizing the need for...peace in the Middle East based on its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967 and 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973 and the principle of land for peace,

Emphasizing...the essential role of the Palestinian Authority which remains the indispensable and legitimate party for peace and needs to be preserved fully

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians in the whole Middle East region, and condemning in particular all acts of violence and terror resulting in the deaths and injuries among Palestinian and Israeli civilians,

Expressing its determination to contribute to ending the violence and to promoting dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian sides,

Reiterating the need for the two sides to comply with their obligations under the existing agreement,

Reiterating the need for Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention....

1. Demands the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, provocation and destruction, as well as the return to the positions and arrangement which existed prior to September 2000;
2. Condemns all acts of terror, in particular those targeting civilians;
3. Condemns all acts of extrajudiciary executions, excessive use of force and wide destruction of properties;
5. Encourages all concerned to establish a monitoring mechanism to help the parties implement the recommendations of the Report of the Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee (Mitchell Report) and to help create a better situation in the occupied Palestinian territories;
6. Calls for the resumption of negotiations between the two sides within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis...urges them to reach a final agreement on all issues, on the basis of their previous agreements, with the objective of implementing its resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973)

[1322: It reafirms the "need for full respect by all of the Holy Places of the City of Jerusalem, and condemning any behaviour to the contrary," "Deplores the provocation carried out at Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem on 28 September 2000, and the subsequent violence there and at other Holy Places, as well as in other areas throughout the territories occupied by Israel since 1967," condemns "acts of violence" and the "excessive use of force against Palestinians," calls upon Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention, "Calls for the immediate cessation of violence, and for all necessary steps to be taken to ensure that violence ceases, that new provocative actions are avoided, and that the situation returns to normality in a way which promotes the prospects for the Middle East peace process," also stressing the importance for an inquiry into the events mentioned, and an "immediate resumption of negotiations."]

12-1, 2 absentions (Norway and United Kingdom)