United Nations

A/50/659


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 October 1995

ORIGINAL:
ENGLISH


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 85


         REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES
         AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER
ARABS OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

Report of the Secretary-General

               (in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 49/36 C)


1.    The present  report  is  submitted  in pursuance  of  General Assembly
resolution 49/36 C of 9 December 1994, the operative part of which reads  as
follows:

    "The General Assembly,

    "...

  "1.   Determines  that  all measures  and  actions taken  by  Israel,  the
occupying   Power,  in   the  occupied   Palestinian  territory,   including
Jerusalem, in violation of the relevant  provisions of the Geneva Convention
relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of  War, of 12 August
1949, and contrary to the relevant resolutions of  the Security Council, are
illegal and have no validity, and demands that Israel desist forthwith  from
taking any such measures or actions;

  "2.  Reaffirms in particular  that the Israeli settlements in the occupied
Palestinian territory, including  Jerusalem, and the other Arab  territories
occupied   by  Israel  since  1967   are  illegal  and  an   obstacle  to  a
comprehensive settlement;

  "3.  Notes  with satisfaction the return of  a number of  deportees to the
occupied  Palestinian territory,  and calls  upon  Israel to  facilitate the
return of the remainder;




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  "4.  Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to accelerate the release  of
all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained  or imprisoned, in line with

agreements reached;

  "5.   Calls for complete  respect by Israel,  the occupying  Power, of all
fundamental freedoms  of the Palestinian  people, pending  the extension  of
the self-government arrangements to the rest of the West Bank;

  "6.  Requests the Secretary-General  to report to the  General Assembly at
its fiftieth session on the implementation of the present resolution."

2.  On  15 May 1995, the Secretary-General  addressed a note verbale to  the
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, in which he  requested,
in  view of his  reporting responsibilities  under the  resolution, that the
Minister inform  him of  any steps  his  Government had  taken or  envisaged
taking  concerning the  implementation of  the  relevant provisions  of  the
resolution.

3.   No  reply  had  been received  at the  time of  the preparation  of the
present report.


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