Violence and disorder in Palestine/ Truce – SecCo calls on armed groups to cease acts of violence – SecCo resolution

43 (1948).  Resolution of 1 April 1948 [S/714, I]

The Security Council,

In the exercise of its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security,

1. Notes the increasing violence and disorder in Palestine and believes that it is of the utmost urgency that an immediate truce be effected in Palestine;

2. Calls upon the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the Arab Higher Committee to make representatives available to the Security Council for the purpose of arranging a truce between the Arab and Jewish communities of Palestine; and emphasizes the heavy responsibility which would fall upon any party failing to observe such a truce;

3. Calls upon Arab and Jewish armed groups in Palestine to cease acts of violence immediately.

Adopted unanimously at the 277th meeting.

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