20 October 2000
Tenth emergency special session
Agenda item 5
Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem
and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory



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The General Assembly,

Reaffirming the resolutions of the tenth emergency special session and
the necessity of full implementation of those resolutions,

Welcoming the adoption by the Security Council of resolution 1322
(2000) of 7 October 2000, and stressing the urgent need for full
compliance with the resolution,

Expressing its deep concern over the provocative visit to Al-Haram Al-
Sharif on 28 September 2000, and the tragic events that followed in
Occupied East Jerusalem and other places in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, which resulted in a high number of deaths and injuries
mostly among Palestinian civilians,

Expressing its deep concern also over the clashes between the Israeli
army and the Palestinian police and the casualties on both sides,

Reaffirming that a just and lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli
conflict must be based on Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) of 22
November 1967, 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973, through an active
negotiation process which takes into account the right of security for
all States in the region, as well as the legitimate rights of the
Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination,

Expressing its support for the Middle East peace process and the
efforts to reach a final settlement between the Israeli and the
Palestinian sides and urging the two sides to cooperate in these
efforts.

Reaffirming the need for full respect by all for the Holy places of
Occupied East Jerusalem and condemning any behaviour to the contrary,

Reaffirming also the need for the full respect by all for the Holy
places in the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as well as in
Israel, and condemning any behaviour to the contrary,

Determined to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the
United Nations, international humanitarian law, and all other
instruments of international law, as well as relevant United Nations
General Assembly and Security Council resolutions,

Reiterating the permanent responsibility of the United Nations towards
the question of Palestine until it is solved in ail its aspects,

Conscious of the serious dangers arising from persistent violations and
grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the
Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 and the
responsibility arising therefrom,

Stressing the urgent need for providing protection for the Palestinian
civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,

Noting the convening on 15 July 1999 for the first time of a Conference
of High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention on measures to
enforce the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including
Jerusalem, at United Nations headquarters in Geneva and welcoming the
statement adopted by the participating High Contracting Parties,

1. Condemns the violence that took place on 28 September 2000 and the
following days at Al-Haram Al-Sharif and other Holy places in Jerusalem
as well as other areas in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, resulting
in over 100 deaths, the vast majority Palestinian civilians, and many
other casualties;

2. Condemns acts of violence; especially the excessive use of force by
the Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians;

3. Expresses support for the understandings reached at the summit
convened at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and urges all parties concerned to
implement these understandings honestly and without delay;

4. Demands the immediate cessation of violence and use of force, calls
upon the parties to act immediately to .reverse all measures taken in
this regard since 28 September 2000 and acknowledges that necessary
steps have been taken by the parties in this direction since the summit
of Sharm El-Sheikh;

5. Reiterates that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, including Jerusalem, are illegal and are an obstacle to
peace, and calls for the prevention of illegal acts of violence by
Israeli settlers;

6. Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, abide scrupulously by its
legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva
Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of
War, of 12 August 1949, which is applicable to all territories occupied
by Israel since 1967;

7. Strongly supports the establishment of a mechanism of inquiry into
the recent tragic events, with the aim of establishing all the precise
facts and preventing the repetition of these events, and in this regard
the understanding reached in Sharm El-Sheikh on a committee of fact-
finding; and calls for its establishment without delay;

8. Supports the efforts of the Secretary-General, including his efforts
for the establishment of the above-mentioned committee, and requests
him to report to the Assembly on the progress made in these efforts;

9. Calls upon the members of the Security Council to closely follow the
situation including the implementation of resolution 1322 (2000) of 7
October 2000, in fulfilment of the Council's primary responsibility for
the maintenance of international peace and security;

10. Invites the depository of the Fourth Geneva Convention to consult
on the development of the humanitarian situation in the field, in
accordance with the statement adopted on 15 July 1999 by the above-
mentioned Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Convention,
with the aim of ensuring respect for the Convention in all
circumstances in accordance with common Article 1 of the four
Conventions;

11. Supports the efforts towards the resumption of the Israeli-
Palestinian negotiations within the Middle East peace process on its
agreed basis, and calls for the speedy conclusion of the final
settlement agreement between the two sides;

12. Decides to adjourn the tenth emergency special session temporarily
and to authorize the President of the most current General Assembly to
resume its meeting upon request by Member States.