Question of Palestine home
4 February 1986
SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
ON MATTERS OF WHICH THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED
AND ON THE STAGE REACHED IN THEIR CONSIDERATION
Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General is submitting the following summary statement.
The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in document S/17725 of 8 January 1986.
During the week ending 1 February 1986, the Security Council took action on the following items:
The situation in the occupied Arab territories
(see S/11935/Add.18, S/11935/Add.19, S/11935/Add.20, S/11935/Add.21, S/11935/Add.44, S/11935/Add.45, S/13033/Add.9, S/13033/Add.10, S/13033/Add.11, S/13033/Add.28, S/13737/Add.7, S/13737/Add.8, S/13737/Add.18, S/13737/Add.20, S/13737/Add.22, S/13737/Add.50, S/14326/Add.50, S/14840/Add.1, S/14840/Add.2, S/14840/Add.3, S/14840/Add.4, S/14840/Add.12, S/14840/Add.13, S/14840/Add.15, S/14840/Add.16, S/14840/Add.45, S/15560/Add.6, S/15560/Add.7, S/15560/Add.20, S/15560/Add.30, S/15560/Add.31, S/16880/Add.36 and S/17725/Add.3).
The Security Council continued its consideration of the item at its 2646th to 2650th meetings, on 27, 28 and 30 January 1986.
In the course of the meetings, in addition to the representatives previously invited, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Afghanistan, Algeria, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nicaragua, the Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen and Yugoslavia, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.
In response to a request dated 22 January 1986 from the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations (
), the Security Council extended an invitation under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure to
Mr. Syed Shariffudin Pirzada, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, at its 2646th meeting.
At the Security Council's 2650th meeting, the President called attention to the revised text (S/17769/Rev.1) of the draft resolution sponsored by Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates, to which he had earlier called attention at the 2649th meeting, on 30 January 1986. The revised draft resolution (S/17769/Rev.1) read as follows:
The Security Council
of the letter (S/17740) from the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, current Chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and the letter (S/17741) from the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, current Chairman of the Arab Group, both addressed on 16 January 1986 to the President of the Security Council.
that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
Bearing in mind
the specific status of Jerusalem and, in particular, the need to protect and preserve the unique spiritual and religious dimensions of the Holy Places in the City,
Recalling and reaffirming
its resolutions relevant to the status and character of the Holy City of Jerusalem, in particular resolutions 252 (1968) of 21 May 1968, 267 (1969) of 3 July and 271 (1969) of 15 September 1969, 298 (1971) of 25 September 1971, the consensus statement made by the President of the Security Council on 11 November 1976, resolutions 465 (1980) of 1 March 1980, 476 (1980) of 30 June 1980 and 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980,
the continued refusal of Israel, the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,
at the provocative acts by Israelis, including members of the Knesset, which have violated the sanctity of the sanctuary of the Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem,
the provocative acts which have violated the sanctity of the sanctuary of the Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem;
that such acts constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, which could also endanger international peace and security;
Determines once more
that all measures taken by Israel to change the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure or status of the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, or any part thereof, have no legal validity and that the policy and practices of Israel of settling parts of its population and new immigrants in those territories constitute a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and also constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;
that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem and in particular the "basic law" on Jerusalem are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith;
Israel, the occupying Power, to observe scrupulously the norms of international law governing military occupation, in particular the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and to prevent any hindrance to the discharge of the established functions of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, including any co-operation that the Council may desire from countries with predominantly Muslim populations and from Muslim communities in relation to its plans for the maintenance and repair of the Islamic Holy Places;
on Israel, the occupying Power, to implement forthwith the provisions of this resolution and the relevant Security Council resolutions;
the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the implementation of the present resolution before 1 May 1986.
The Security Council then proceeded to vote on the revised draft resolution (S/17769/Rev.1), which received 13 votes to 1 (the United States of America), with 1 abstention (Thailand) and was not adopted owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the Security Council.