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        Security Council
18 December 2000

Original: English

Bangladesh, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia and Tunisia: draft resolution

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 1322 (2000) of 7 October 2000, and calling for its speedy and full implementation,

Expressing grave concern at the continuation of the tragic and violent events that have taken place since 28 September 2000 and have led to many deaths and injuries, mostly among Palestinians,

Stressing the need for measures to ensure impartial protection of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation,

1. Calls for the immediate cessation of violence and excessive use of force;

2. Expresses support for the understandings reached at the Summit convened at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and urges all parties concerned to implement these understandings honestly and without delay;

3. Expresses its determination to establish a United Nations Force of military and police observers to be dispatched throughout the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, with the aim of contributing to the implementation of the Sharm El-Sheikh agreements, the cessation of violence and enhancing the safety and security of Palestinian civilians;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to consult both sides on the composition, modalities of deployment and functioning of such a Force, including arrangements enabling it to:

(a) observe the situation throughout its area of operation, where it should be able to move freely and reach a location of tension and instability;

(b) liaise, whenever necessary, between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Authority;

(c) draw upon, whenever necessary, existing United Nations resources in the area;

(d) report periodically on its activities, as well as in specific cases, to the Secretary-General;

5. Request the Secretary-General to complete the consultation and to report to the Council on the Force no later than 8 January 2001;

6. Expresses its support for the Middle East peace process and the efforts to reach a final settlement between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, and urges the two sides to cooperate in these efforts;

7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.


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