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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/C.1/402
26 November 1948

Third session
FIRST COMMITTEE
PROGRESS REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS MEDIATOR ON PALESTINE

Syria: Draft resolution

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

Noting that the Resolution of the General Assembly of 29 November 1947 was not accepted by the Arabs of Palestine and the neighboring Arab States and gave birth to the disastrous situation in the Holy Land;

Noting that the recommendations proposed by the Mediator in his Part I of the Progress Report are based on partitioning Palestine between Arabs and Jews - proposal which has been flatly rejected by the Arabs and proved detrimental to the interests of both Arabs and Jews;

Noting that the General Assembly is not empowered by the Charter to make imperative and compulsory recommendations for splitting countries;

Noting that the Jewish Community now found in Palestine is composed essentially of foreign immigrants and refugees who have no legitimate rights to appropriate a part of the country and establish their sovereignty on it against the wishes of the lawful majority of the people of Palestine;

DECIDES to constitute a Commission composed of five Member States with functions:

To study on the spot and to prepare proposals for the establishment of a single State of the whole of Palestine on cantonization or federal basis in which all sections of population in Palestine will participate in rights and duties as loyal citizens of a democratic State with wide autonomous privileges in cantons or areas to be assigned to each of them.
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