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UNITED NATIONS
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GA/PAL/742
18 March 1997

BUREAU OF PALESTINIAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE DEPLORES COMMENCEMENT
OF CONSTRUCTION AT JABAL ABU GHNEIM


The following statement was issued today by the Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People:

The Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People greatly deplores the beginning of construction of a new settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim mountain, despite the overwhelming opposition of the international community as expressed in General Assembly resolution 51/223, which was co-sponsored by 57 countries and received 130 votes in favour and only 2 against. The Bureau wishes to express its most serious concern at the negative implications that this decision may have for the future of the peace process. It calls for an end to the policies of military occupation, land confiscation and settlement, and for the resumption of negotiations based on the agreements already reached, in a spirit of mutuality and goodwill.




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