Taking Up Second Committee Reports, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Permanent Sovereignty of the Palestinian People in the oPt – Press Release (GA/12306) (Excerpts)

21 DECEMBER 2020



Action on Draft Resolutions


Next, it turned to the report on “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (document A/75/465), adopting a resolution of the same name in a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), with 17 abstentions.

By that text, the Assembly demanded that Israel cease exploiting, damaging, causing loss or depleting and endangering natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.  Further, it called on Israel to cease destroying vital infrastructure, including water pipelines, sewage networks and electricity networks, and to cease demolishing and confiscating Palestinian homes as well as civilian infrastructure, agricultural lands and water wells.


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