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        General Assembly
28 September 2001

Original: English

Fifty-sixth session
Agenda item 87
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues

Report of the Secretary-General*

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 55/128 of 8 December 2000 on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues.

2. On 20 July 2001, the Secretary-General drew the attention of the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations to resolutions 55/123 to 55/129 of 8 December 2000, with the request that the Permanent Representative inform him, by 7 September 2001, of any steps his Government had taken or envisaged taking in implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolutions.

3. On 27 July 2001, the Secretary-General sent a note verbale to all other Member States drawing their attention to the relevant provisions of resolutions 55/123 to 55/129, in particular to paragraph 5 of resolution 55/128, and requesting information, by 7 September 2001, concerning any action taken or envisaged in relation to their implementation.

4. A reply dated 17 September 2001 was received from Israel, covering various aspects of resolutions 55/123 to 55/129. The text reads as follows:

5. No replies have been received from other Member States with regard to paragraph 5 of resolution 55/128.


* The footnote requested by General Assembly resolution 54/248 was not included in the submission.

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