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Source: Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly
29 September 1993

       RESOLUTION 1013 (1993)[1]

      on the peace process in the Middle East


1. The fact that the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) enjoys observer status with the Assembly implies that matters relating to that country are of direct interest to it.

2. The Assembly, referring to its Recommendation 1221 (1993) on the peace process in the Middle East, reiterates its readiness to contribute to building a climate of confidence between the parties engaged in this process, especially in fields where its expertise and experience are recognised, namely promotion and establishment of democratic institutions, protection of human rights and recognition of the rights of minorities.

3. It repeats its position in favour of a conference on security and co-operation in the Mediterranean (CSCM) which could contribute to improving relations between Mediterranean states.

4. The Assembly expects that the agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on a declaration of principles on Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will put an end to the violations by the Israeli authorities, in these territories, of the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 relating to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. It also expects the PLO to do its utmost to prevent terrorist attacks against Israel.

5. It condemns religious and political extremism which constitute a threat to the region's stability and a danger to the current peace process.

6. The Assembly is prepared to help all those committed to peace in the Middle East and to give them the opportunity to state their respective positions.

7. It considers that the PLO is the representative of the Palestinian people and wishes to associate it with its work relating to the Middle East.

8. Accordingly, the Assembly:

[1] Assembly debate on 29 September 1993 (49th Sitting) (see Doc. 6916, report of the Political Affairs Committee, Rapporteur: Mrs Baarveld-Schlaman).

Text adopted by the Assembly on 29 September 1993 (49th Sitting).

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