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Bulletin mensuel de la DDP - Vol.XXIII, No.5 - Bulletin du Comité pour l’exercice des droits inaliénables du peuple palestinien/DDP ( octobre 2000) - Publication de la Division des droits palestiniens Français

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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)
31 October 2000



October 2000

Volume XXIII, Bulletin No. 5


Contents
Page
I.
Letter dated 2 October 2000 from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise
of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed to the Secretary-General
1
II.
Statement on the situation in Jerusalem and in the Territories issued on 2 October 2000
by the Presidency of the European Union
2
III.
Statement on the events in Jerusalem issued on 2 October 2000 by the Presidency
of the European Union
2
IV.
Secretary-General gratified by progress made at Paris Middle East peace meeting
2
V.
Security Council considers “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian
question”; Committee Chairman addresses Council; Council adopts resolution 1322 (2000)
3
VI.
Secretary-General, alarmed by Middle East violence, appeals for restraint
6
VII.
Secretary-General says action in the Middle East must shift “from the street to the
bargaining table”
6
VIII.
World Bank approves credit to the Palestinian Authority for solid waste and environmental management
7
IX.
Secretary-General calls trilateral security meeting an important step towards cessation
of hostilities in the Middle East
7
X.
Secretary-General calls news of West Bank violence “chilling”; calls for renunciation
of violence, return to discourse
7
XI.
Palestinian Rights Committee calls for immediate end to violence in the Middle East and
speedy implementation of Security Council resolution 1322 (2000)
8
XII.
Statement by US President Clinton upon conclusion of the Middle East Peace Summit
at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 17 October 2000
9
XIII.
Secretary-General comments on outcome of Sharm el-Sheikh Summit on recent Middle East turmoil
10
XIV.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General expresses grave concern at impact of
Middle East violence on children, urges restraint
11
XV.
Mission report on Israel’s violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967,
submitted by Mr. Giorgio Giacomelli, Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights
11
XVI.
UN Commission on Human Rights adopts resolution on violations of the human rights of the
Palestinian people by Israel
12
XVII.
Tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly resumed; statement by
Committee Chairman; statement by Secretary-General; resolution adopted
14
XVIII.
Inter-Parliamentary Union adopts resolution on the situation in the Middle East
21
XIX.
Extraordinary Arab Summit in Cairo, 21 and 22 October 2000, adopts final communiqué
23
XX.
Secretary-General calls for “full, immediate implementation” of Sharm el- Sheikh understandings
27

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I. LETTER DATED 2 OCTOBER 2000 FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE EXERCISE OF THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS
OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE ADDRESSED TO
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


On 2 October 2000, the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed the following letter to the Secretary-General, in connection with the confrontations between the Israeli security forces and Palestinians in Jerusalem (A/55/440-S/2000/936):

II. STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN JERUSALEM AND IN THE
TERRITORIES ISSUED ON 2 OCTOBER 2000 BY THE
PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The following statement on the situation in Jerusalem and in the Territories was issued on 2 October 2000 by the Presidency of the European Union on behalf of the European Union (A/55/483-S/2000/988):


III. STATEMENT ON THE EVENTS IN JERUSALEM ISSUED ON 2 OCTOBER 2000
BY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION


The following statement on the events on the Esplanade of the Mosques in Jerusalem was issued on 2 October 2000 by the Presidency of the European Union on behalf of the European Union (A/55/484-S/2000/989):




IV. SECRETARY-GENERAL GRATIFIED BY PROGRESS MADE AT
PARIS MIDDLE EAST PEACE MEETING


The following statement was issued by the Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on 4 October 2000 (SG/SM/7575):

French President Jacques Chirac invited the Secretary-General to join him in consultations this evening with the United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and the President of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat. They examined the steps needed to break the cycle of violence and resume the negotiations for a just and comprehensive settlement in the Middle East.

The Secretary-General is gratified at the progress made and that the discussions will continue in Egypt. He is ready to do whatever

he can to facilitate the implementation of any agreement which may be reached by the parties.

He will continue to stay in close contact with the parties and other key players.

V. SECURITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS “THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
INCLUDING THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION”; COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
ADDRESSES COUNCIL; COUNCIL ADOPTS RESOLUTION 1322 (2000)


In response to requests dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Representatives of Iraq, Malaysia and South Africa to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/928, S/2000/929, S/2000/934 and S/2000/935), as well as the request dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/2000/930), the Security Council convened on 3 October 2000 to consider the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. The Council also had before it a letter dated 29 September 2000 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/2000/921).

On 4 October 2000, Mr. Ibra Deguène Ka, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, addressed the Security Council on the item under consideration (see A/PV.4204 (Resumption 1)). After congratulating the President of the Council as well as his predecessor, the Chairman made the following statement:


Draft resolution S/2000/963 of 7 October 2000 was sponsored by Bangladesh, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Tunisia and Ukraine. At its 4205th meeting on 7 October 2000 (see S/PB.4205), the Security Council adopted the draft resolution with 14 votes in favour, none against and one abstention (United States of America), as resolution 1322 (2000):


VI. SECRETARY-GENERAL, ALARMED BY MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE,
APPEALS FOR RESTRAINT


The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 7 October 2000 (SG/SM/7578):


VII. SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS ACTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST MUST SHIFT
“FROM THE STREET TO THE BARGAINING TABLE”


Following is the text of a statement made by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Tel Aviv, on 9 October 2000 (SG/SM/7582):

VIII. WORLD BANK APPROVES CREDIT TO THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
FOR SOLID WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT


On 10 October 2000, the World Bank's Board of Directors approved a credit to the Palestinian Authority in the amount of US$9.5 million for a Solid Waste and Environmental Management Project. The project's objective was to implement an environmentally sound solid waste management system for the Jenin District, which was expected to benefit over 200,000 people. The overall project cost was $14 million. The World Bank's credit of $9.5 million was drawn from the Trust Fund for Gaza and the West Bank and was on standard International Development Association (IDA) terms with a 40-year maturity, a 10-year grace period, and 0.75 per cent service charge. The credit was accompanied by counterpart financing from the Palestinian Authority of $1.25 million and by co-financing of $3.25 million from the European Commission (see press release WB/2001/087/MNA).

IX. SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS TRILATERAL SECURITY MEETING AN
IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES
IN THE MIDDLE EAST


The following statement was issued by the Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on 11 October 2000 (
SG/SM/7585):

X. SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS NEWS OF WEST BANK VIOLENCE ‘CHILLING’;
CALLS FOR RENUNCIATION OF VIOLENCE, RETURN TO DISCOURSE


The following statement of the Secretary-General was issued by his Spokesman in Beirut on 12 October 2000 (SG/SM/7586):


XI. PALESTINIAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE END TO
VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND SPEEDY IMPLEMENTATION
OF SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1322 (2000)



Following is the text of a statement issued by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People on 10 October (GA/PAL/845):


XII. STATEMENT BY US PRESIDENT CLINTON UPON CONCLUSION
OF THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE SUMMITAT SHARM EL-SHEIKH,
EGYPT, 17 OCTOBER 2000



O n 17 October 2000, on the occasion of the conclusion of the Middle East Peace Summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, US President William Clinton made the following statement (A/55/501-S/2000/1001):

XIII. SECRETARY-GENERAL COMMENTS ON OUTCOME OF SHARM
EL-SHEIKH SUMMIT ON RECENT MIDDLE EAST TURMOIL


The following statement was delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 17 October 2000 (SG/SM/7590):
XIV. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES
GRAVE CONCERN AT IMPACT OF MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE ON
CHILDREN, URGES RESTRAINT


The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara Otunnu, issued the following statement on 17 October 2000 (HR/4498):

XV. MISSION REPORT ON ISRAEL’S VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE 1967, SUBMITTED BY
MR. GIORGIO GIACOMELLI, SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR OF THE UN
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

In response to developments since late September 2000 and the resulting acute situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Giorgio Giacomelli, undertook a mission to the region to ascertain the prevailing human rights conditions. The conclusions and recommendations of the report that Mr. Giacomelli submitted on 17 October 2000 to the special session of the Commission, convened to discuss the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, are given below (E/CN.4/S-5/3):


XVI. UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ADOPTS RESOLUTION
ON VIOLATIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE BY ISRAEL



A Special Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, the fifth in the Commission's history, was held at Geneva from 17 to 19 October 2000, at the request of Algeria on behalf on the League of Arab States (see press release HR/CN/983 and report of the special session E/CN.4/S-5/5 - E/2000/112). At the end of the session the Commission adopted the following resolution on the violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel:
6th meeting
19 October 2000
Adopted by 19 votes to 16,
with 17 abstentions

XVII. TENTH EMERGENCY SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
RESUMED; STATEMENT BY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN; STATEMENT
BY SECRETARY-GENERAL; RESOLUTION ADOPTED


At the request of the States members of the League of Arab States (see A/ES-10/36), which was supported by the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (see A/ES-10/37), the General Assembly resumed its tenth emergency special session on 18 and 20 October 2000. The Assembly considered agenda item 5, entitled “Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People made a statement to the Assembly on 18 October, the text of which is reproduced below (see A/ES-10/PV.13):


On 20 October 2000, the Secretary-General addressed the resumed tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly. The text of his statement follows (see A/ES-10/PV.14):


On 20 October 2000, by 92 votes to 6, with 46 abstentions, the General Assembly adopted the following resolution:

14th plenary meeting
20 October 2000




XVIII. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON THE
SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST


The 104th Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which was convened at Jakarta from 15 to 21 October 2000, adopted four resolutions, one of which referred to the situation in the Middle East and is reproduced below (see A/55/621 - S/2000/1089):

Adopted by the 104th Conference,
by 987 votes to 61, with 131 abstentions
(Jakarta, 19 October 2000)


XIX. EXTRAORDINARY ARAB SUMMIT IN CAIRO, 21 AND 22 OCTOBER 2000,
ADOPTS FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ

The Extraordinary Arab Summit held in Cairo on 21 and 22 October 2000 adopted a final communiqué, which is reproduced below (see A/55/513-S/2000/1010):
XX. SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR “FULL, IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION”
OF SHARM EL-SHEIKH UNDERSTANDINGS

The following statement was issued by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 31 October 2000 (SG/SM/7611):

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