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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/59/339
9 September 2004

Original: English

Fifty-ninth session
Item 77 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian
People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories



Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to
the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of
12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied
Arab territories


Report of the Secretary-General **


1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 58/97 of 9 December 2003, the operative part of which reads as follows:
2. On 6 August 2004, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Government of the State of Israel, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the resolution, that the Government of Israel informs him of any steps the Government had taken or envisaged taking concerning the implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolution.

3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present report.

4. By a note verbale dated 6 August 2004, the Secretary-General also drew the attention of all States parties to the Convention to paragraph 3 of General Assembly resolution 58/97 and paragraph 6 of Assembly resolution 58/100 of 9 December 2003.



* A/59/150.
* The present document was submitted after the deadline established by the General Assembly so as to give the Government concerned the maximum possible time to submit its comments.


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