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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/56/215
25 July 2001

Original: English

Fifty-sixth session
Item 99 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
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*A/56/150


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 Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab Territories


Report of the Secretary-General**



1. The present report is submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 55/131 of 8 December 2000, the operative part of which reads as follows:
2. On 31 May 2001, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the resolution, that the Minister inform him of any steps his 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 31 May 2001, the Secretary-General also drew the attention of all States parties to the Convention to paragraph 3 of General Assembly resolution 55/131.

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** The footnote requested by the General Assembly in resolution 54/248 was not included in the submission.



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