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A/RES/50/22


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  
50th session
12 December 1995


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 44


RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

[without reference  to a Main Committee  (A/50/L.37 and  Add.1 and A/50/L.38
and Add.1)]


50/22.The situation in the Middle East

A

Jerusalem

  The General Assembly,

  Recalling its  resolutions 36/120 E of  10 December 1981,  37/123 C of  16
December 1982, 38/180 C of  19 December 1983, 39/146 C  of 14 December 1984,
40/168  C of 16  December 1985, 41/162 C of 4  December 1986, 42/209 D of 11
December 1987,  43/54 C  of 6  December 1988,  44/40 C of  4 December  1989,
45/83  C of 13 December  1990, 46/82 B  of 16 December  1991, 47/63  B of 11
December 1992, 48/59 A of 14  December 1993 and 49/87 A of 16 December 1994,
in which it determined that all  legislative and administrative measures and
actions  taken  by  Israel,  the  occupying  Power,  which  had  altered  or
purported to alter the  character and status of  the Holy City of Jerusalem,
in particular  the so-called "Basic Law"  on Jerusalem  and the proclamation
of  Jerusalem as  the capital  of Israel,  were null  and void  and  must be
rescinded forthwith,

  Recalling also Security Council resolution 478  (1980) of 20 August  1980,
in which the Council,  inter alia, decided not  to recognize the "Basic Law"
and  called upon those  States that  had established  diplomatic missions at
Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City,

  Having considered the report of the  Secretary-General of 24 October 1995,
 A/50/574.

    1.    Determines  that the  decision  of  Israel  to  impose  its  laws,
jurisdiction  and administration on  the Holy  City of  Jerusalem is illegal

and therefore null and void and has no validity whatsoever;

  2.  Deplores the transfer by some States  of their diplomatic missions  to
Jerusalem in violation of Security Council  resolution 478 (1980), and their
refusal to comply with the provisions of that resolution;

  3.   Calls once more upon  those States to  abide by the provisions of the
relevant United Nations resolutions, in conformity  with the Charter of  the
United Nations;

  4.   Requests the Secretary-General  to report to the  General Assembly at
its fifty-first session on the implementation of the present resolution.

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              B

      The Syrian Golan

  The General Assembly,

  Having considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East",

  Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General of 24 October 1995, 1/

  Recalling Security Council resolution 497 (1981) of 17 December 1981,

  Reaffirming  the  fundamental principle  of  the  inadmissibility  of  the
acquisition of territory by force,

  Reaffirming once  more the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative
to  the Protection of Civilian Persons  in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,  
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.

 to the occupied Syrian Golan,

  Deeply concerned  that Israel  has not  withdrawn from  the Syrian  Golan,
which  has  been under  occupation  since  1967,  contrary  to the  relevant
Security Council and General Assembly resolutions,

  Noting with satisfaction the convening at  Madrid of the Peace  Conference
on the Middle East  on the basis of Security Council resolutions 242  (1967)
of 22 November 1967  and 338 (1973)  of 22 October 1973, with the  hope that
substantial  and  concrete progress  will  be  achieved  on  the Syrian  and
Lebanese  tracks for the  realization of  a just,  comprehensive and lasting
peace in the region,

   1.   Declares  that Israel  has failed  so far  to comply  with  Security
Council resolution 497 (1981);

  2.  Declares also  that the Knesset decision of 11 November 1991  annexing
the occupied  Syrian Golan constitutes a  grave violation  of resolution 497
(1981) and therefore is  null and void  and has no validity whatsoever,  and
calls upon Israel to rescind it;

  3.   Reaffirms  its determination  that  all  relevant provisions  of  the
Regulations  annexed  to the  Hague  Convention  of 1907,      See  Carnegie
Endowment for  International Peace, The  Hague Conventions and  Declarations
of 1899 and 1907  (New York, Oxford University  Press, 1915). and the Geneva
Convention  relative to the Protection  of Civilian Persons  in Time of War,
of 12  August 1949, continue  to apply to  the Syrian  territory occupied by
Israel since 1967, and  calls upon the parties thereto to respect and ensure
respect for their obligations under those instruments in all circumstances;

  4.   Determines once  more  that the  continued occupation  of the  Syrian
Golan and  its de facto annexation  constitute a stumbling-block  in the way
of achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region;

  5.  Demands  once more that Israel withdraw  from all the occupied  Syrian
Golan to the line of  4 June 1967 in implementation of the relevant Security
Council resolutions;

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

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