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PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
Return of population and refugees displaced since 1967
Report of the Secretary-General
"The General Assembly,
"2. Considers any and all agreements embodying any restriction on, or condition for, the return of the displaced inhabitants as null and void;
"3. Strongly deplores the continued refusal of the Israeli authorities to take steps for the return of the displaced inhabitants;
"4. Calls once more upon Israel:
"(a) To take immediate steps for the return of all displaced inhabitants;
"(b) To desist from all measures that obstruct the return of the displaced inhabitants, including measures affecting the physical and demographic structure of the occupied territories;
"5. Requests the Secretary-General, after consulting with the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, to report to the General Assembly, before the opening of its forty-seventh session, on the compliance of Israel with paragraph 4 above."
3. In a note verbale dated 30 June 1992, the Permanent Representative of Israel replied as follows:
"The Government of Israel has continued to make every effort possible to review individual cases of resettlement based upon the merits of each case. As a result, the number of persons who have returned to the administered territories is 79,368. This figure does not include those who returned to Judea and Samaria in 1968 or to the Gaza District in 1967-1968, for which figures are unavailable. However, it is well known that a large number of people returned to the areas during that period."