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29 October 1993
Agenda item 86
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES
AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER
ARABS OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
Report of the Secretary-General
(in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 47/70 B)
1. The present report is submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 47/70 B of 14 December 1992, the operative part of which reads as follows:
The General Assembly
that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,
/ is applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967;
Condemns once again
the failure of Israel, the occupying Power, to acknowledge the applicability of the Convention to the territories it has occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem;
that Israel accept the
applicability of the Convention and comply with its provisions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967;
Urgently calls upon
all States parties to the Convention to exert all efforts in order to ensure respect for and compliance with its provisions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967;
the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its forty-eighth session on the implementation of the present resolution."
2. On 13 April 1993, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the resolution, that the Minister inform him of any steps his Government had taken or envisaged taking concerning the implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolution.
3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present report.
4. On 13 April 1993, the Secretary-General also drew the attention of all States parties to the Convention to paragraph 4 of General Assembly resolution 47/70 B.
/ United Nations,
, vol. 75, No. 973.
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