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A/RES/50/129


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

6 March 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 12


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

           [on the report of the Second Committee (A/50/615/Add.1)]


            50/129.  Economic and social repercussions of the
                     Israeli settlements on the Palestinian
                     people in the Palestinian territory,
                     including Jerusalem, occupied since
                     1967, and on the Arab population of the
                     occupied Syrian Golan

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling Economic and Social Council resolution 1995/49 of
28 July 1995,

      Reaffirming the principle of the permanent sovereignty of people
under foreign occupation over their national resources,

      Guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
affirming the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by
force, and recalling Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) of
22 November 1967 and 497 (1981) of 17 December 1981,

      Recalling Security Council resolution 465 (1980) of 1 March 1980
and other resolutions affirming the applicability of the Geneva
Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of
War, of 12 August 1949,  1/ to the occupied Palestinian territory,
including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel
since 1967,

      Recalling also Security Council resolution 904 (1994) of
18 March 1994, in which, among other things, the Council called upon
Israel, the occupying Power, to continue to take and implement
measures, including, inter alia, confiscation of arms, with the aim of
preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers, and called
for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of the
Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory,

      Aware of the negative and grave economic and social repercussions
of the Israeli settlements on the Palestinian people in the
Palestinian territory, occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, and
on the Arab population of the occupied Syrian Golan,

      Welcoming the ongoing Middle East peace process started at
Madrid, in particular the two implementation agreements embodied in
the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho Area,  2/ of
4 May 1994, and the interim agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip
of 28 September 1995,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General;  3/

      2.    Reaffirms that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian
territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied
since 1967 are illegal and an obstacle to economic and social
development;

      3.    Recognizes the economic and social repercussions of the
Israeli settlements on the Palestinian people in the Palestinian
territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and on
the Arab population of the occupied Syrian Golan;

      4.    Reaffirms the inalienable right of the Palestinian people
and the population of the occupied Syrian Golan to their natural and
all other economic resources, and regards any infringement thereupon
as illegal;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its fifty-first session, through the Economic and Social
Council, a report on the progress made in the implementation of the
present resolution.

                                                          96th plenary meeting
                                                              20 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/             United Nations Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.

2/             A/49/180-S/1994/727, annex.

3/             See A/50/262-E/1995/59.

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