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UNITED NATIONS
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Security Council
4205th Meeting (PM)
SC/6934
7 October 2000



SECURITY COUNCIL DEPLORES 28 SEPTEMBER PROVOCATION IN JERUSALEM,

ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1322 (2000) BY 14-0-1 (UNITED STATES)


The Security Council this evening deplored the provocation carried out at Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem on 28 September, and subsequent violence there and throughout the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, which had resulted in more than 80 Palestinian deaths.

Adopting resolution 1322 (2000) by 14 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (United States), the Council condemned acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinians. Deeply concerned by the tragic events that had taken place since 28 September, which had led to numerous deaths and injuries, mostly among Palestinians, the Council called for the immediate end of violence, avoidance of new provocative actions and a return to normality in a way that would promote prospects for the Middle East peace process.

Further, the Council stressed the importance of establishing a mechanism for a speedy and objective inquiry into the tragic events of the last few days with the aim of preventing their repetition. It called upon Israel to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

The meeting began at 7:50 p.m. and adjourned at 7:54 p.m.


Resolution

The full text of resolution 1322 (2000) reads as follows:


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