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1. On 10 December 1981, the General Assembly, at its thirty-sixth session, adopted resolution 36/120 E entitled "Question of Palestine", the operative part of which reads as follows:
"The General Assembly,
"2. Affirms that such actions constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, and a threat to international peace and security;
"3. Reaffirms its resolution not to recognize that "Basic Law" and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem and calls upon all States, specialized agencies and other international organizations to comply with the present resolution and other relevant resolutions and urges them not to conduct any lousiness which is not in conformity with the provisions of the present resolution and the other relevant resolutions?
"4. Demands that Israel should fully comply with all the resolutions of the United Nations relevant to the historic character of the Holy City of Jerusalem, in particular Security Council resolutions 476 (1980) and 478 (1980);
"5. Requests the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of those resolutions within six months."
3. On 22 February 1982, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Permanent Representative of Israel. In it, the Secretary-General drew the attention of the Permanent Representative to the operative paragraphs of General Assembly resolution 36/120 E and, in view of his reporting responsibility, requested the Permanent Representative to inform him, if possible by 15 May 1982 of any action which the Government of Israel had taken or envisaged to take in regard to the implementation of the resolution.
4. On 24 May 1982, the Permanent Representative of Israel addressed a note verbale to the Secretary-General, the substantive part of which is reproduced below