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WHEREAS the territory known as Palestine has been administered by the Government of the United Kingdom under a mandate assigned by the Principal Allied Powers and confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; and
WHEREAS Jerusalem as hereinafter defined contains many holy Places scared to Christians, Jews and Moslems alike; and
WHEREAS the Mandate will be terminated on 15 May 1948; and
WHEREAS it is imperative that pending a final settlement of the Palestine problem Jerusalem be protected; and
WHEREAS Chapter XII of the Charter authorizes and empowers the United Nations to exercise such temporary authority;
NOW THEREFORE the General Assembly of the United Nations hereby decides that temporary authority in Jerusalem shall from 15 May 1948 be exercised in accordance with the terms of the following Articles;
2. The Jerusalem Municipal Commissioner, appointed in accordance with the recommendation of the General Assembly of 6 May 1948, shall continue to exercise his functions under the authority of the United Nations Commissioner.
3. The United Nations Commissioner shall be appointed by and may be removed by the Trusteeship Council.
4. The United Nations Commissioner shall be subject to the instructions of the Trusteeship Council. He is hereby invested with full powers to administer Jerusalem in accordance with the provisions of these articles and the terms of the charter of the United Nations.
2. Pending the organization of the force provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article, the Trusteeship Council shall take such steps as may be appropriate for the maintenance of internal law and order.
2. The United Nations Commissioner may organize volunteer forces from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem to provide for local defense and to assist in the maintenance of internal low and order.
3. In the event that the United Nations commissioner is unable, though the use of the force provided in Article 5 or the force provided in paragraph 2 of this Article, to maintain the territorial integrity of Jerusalem against an act or threat of aggression, he shall request the Secretary-General to bring the matter to the immediate attention of the Security council.
4. The United Nations Commissioner shall make the necessary arrangements to ensure free access to Jerusalem for persons, foodstuffs and other essential supplies, and the maintenance of the water supply and other essential services.
2. No discrimination of any kind on grounds of race, religion, language or sex shall be made against any person within Jerusalem.
2. Subject only to the requirements of public order and security and of public morals and public health, the united Nations Commissioner shall ensure freedom of entry into and of temporary residence in, Jerusalem to all pilgrims without any distinction as to nationality or faith.
2. Expenditures for Jerusalem shall be covered as far as possible by local revenues, provided that the salary and employment's of the United Nations commissioner, and such other officers as may be appointed by the Trusteeship Council, shall be paid from a special United Nations operational budget. In addition, the cost of maintaining the police who may be recruited from outside Jerusalem, if not covered by local revenues, shall be provided for by means to be determined by the Trusteeship Council. Such funds as are deemed by the United Nations commissioner and the Trusteeship Council essential to accomplish the provisions of this arrangement and which cannot be raised by the Government of Jerusalem, shall be provided by the United Nations, either through subsidies or through loans repayable from future revenues of Jerusalem.