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3 October 1980
International Civil Aviation Organization
Resolution A23-5 (The airport of Jerusalem)
Whereas Israel passed a legislation altering the geographic, demographic, and historic character and status of Jerusalem;
Whereas Jerusalem airport is an integral part of Jerusalem which lies in the occupied Arab territories;
Whereas the Security Council of the United Nations, in its Resolution No. 478 of 20 August 1980, considered these Israeli measures null and void;
Whereas Article 5 of the Agreement concluded between the United Nations and ICAO, contained in Doc 7970, affirms the obligation of ICAO to work toward the realization of United Nations objectives;
Whereas the ICAO Assembly Resolution A21-7 of 1974 recognizes the Arab sovereignty over Jerusalem Airport;
Whereas the Council, in its 86th Session (December 1975), deeply deplored the Israeli disregard of the above- mentioned Assembly resolution;
Whereas the Israeli measures are contrary to the ICAO Assembly Resolution A21-7 of 1974, and the Council decision taken at its 86th Session on 17 December 1975;
Whereas Israel persists in challenging and defying ICAO resolutions;
1. Reaffirms its Resolution A21-7 (1974) and the Council decision taken at its 86th Session, on 17 December 1975.
2. Considers the alteration of geographic, demographic and historic character and status of Jerusalem null and void.
3. Deeply deplores the action of Israel in formally annexing Jerusalem including its airport.
4. Urges Israel to rescind such measures and abide by the ICAO Assembly resolutions.
5. Directs the Council to take the necessary measures to implement Assembly Resolution A21-7 and Council decision taken at its 86th Session on 17 December 1975.