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        Security Council
21 March 1997


Egypt and Qatar: draft resolution

The Security Council,

Recalling its relevant resolutions, in particular those concerning Jerusalem and Israeli settlements,

Aware of General Assembly resolution 51/223 and 13 March 1997,

Stressing its support for the Middle East Peace Process and the need for the implementation of the agreements and commitments reached,

1. Demands that Israel immediately cease construction of the Jabal Abu Ghneim settlement in East Jerusalem, as well as all other Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on the developments in this regard.


The Security Council on 21 March 1997 voted on the draft resolution as follows:

In favour: Chile, China, Egypt, France, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Against: United States of America.
Abstained: Costa Rica.

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