SEVENTY-FIFTH SESSION, 48TH MEETING (PM)
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.
For information media. Not an official record.
Document Sources: General Assembly, General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial), United Nations Department of Global Communications
Subject: Golan Heights, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, Natural resources, Occupation
Publication Date: 28/12/2020
URL source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/ga12306.doc.htm