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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/13737/Add.18
19 May 1980

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON MATTERS OF
WHICH THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED AND ON THE STAGE
REACHED IN THEIR CONSIDERATION

Addendum


Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General is submitting the following summary statement.

The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in document S/13737 of 11 January 1980.

During the week ending 10 May 1980, the Security Council took action on the following item:

The situation in the occupied Arab territories (see S/11935/Add.l8, S/11935/Add.l9, S/11935/Add.20, S/11935/Add.21, S/11935/Add.44, S/11935/Add.45, S/13033/Add.9, S/13033/Add.l0, S/13033/Add.ll, S/13033/Add.28, S/13737/Add.7 and S/13737/Add.8).

In a letter dated 6 May 1960 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/13926), the representative of Tunisia requested that an urgent meeting of the Security Council be convened to consider the expulsion measure taken by the Israeli occupation authorities against the mayors of Al-Khalil and Halhoul and the Islamic judge of Al-Khalil.

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 221st meeting, held on 8 May 1980. The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Israel, Jordan and Yugoslavia, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

The President drew attention to the request contained in the letter dated 8 May 1980 from the representative of Tunisia (S/13932) that the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization be invited to participate in the debate. He said that that proposal was not formulated under rule 37 or rule 39 of the Security Council's provisional rules of procedure but that if it was adopted by the Council, the invitation would confer on the Palestine Liberation Organization the same rights of participation as were conferred on Member States invited Pursuant to rule 37.

Following discussion, the Security Council adopted the proposal by a vote of 10 in favour to 1 against (the United States of America), with h abstentions (France, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

The President called attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/13930) that "had been prepared in the course of consultations among ,the members of the Council.

The Security Council adopted the draft resolution (S/13930) by a vote of l4 votes in favour, none against, with 1 abstention (the United States of America), as resolution 468 (1960).

Resolution 468 (1980) reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Recalling the Geneva Convention of 1949,

Deeply concerned at the expulsion by the Israeli military occupation authorities of the Mayors of Hebron and Halhoul and of the Sharia Judge of Hebron,

Calls upon the Government of Israel as occupying Power to rescind these illegal measures and to facilitate the immediate return of the expelled Palestinian leaders so that they can resume the functions for which they were elected and appointed,

Requests the Secretary-General to report upon the implementation of this resolution.


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