AMENDMENT SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM TO THE DRAFT

RESOLUTION ON THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

UNITED STATES (DOCUMENT S/749)

THE SECURITY COUNCIL,

BEARING IN MIND the change in the juridical status of Palestine consequent upon the termination of the Mandate, and the necessity for further clarification of this status;

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION that previous resolutions of the Security Council in respect to Palestine have not been complied with and that military operations are taking place in Palestine;

CALLS UPON all parties concerned in Palestine to abstain from acts of armed force against each other, and to that end to issue a cease-fire order to their military and para-military forces to become effective within thirty-six hours after the adoption of this resolution;

CALLS upon the Truce Commission and upon all parties concerned to give the highest priority to the negotiation and maintenance of a truce in the City of Jerusalem;

DIRECTS the Truce Commission established by the Security Council by its resolution of 23 April 1948 to report to the Security Council on the compliance with the two preceding paragraphs of this resolution.

REQUESTS the Committee appointed by the General Assembly on 14 May to proceed as expeditiously as possible with the appointment of a United Nations Mediator for Palestine, and calls upon all parties concerned to avail themselves of his good offices in order to seek a solution by mediation.

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Document symbol: S/755
Document Type: Draft resolution
Document Sources: Security Council, Security Council Truce Commission
Country: United Kingdom
Subject: Agenda Item, Legal issues, Palestine question, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 19/05/1948