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Cablegate: Fourth Committee Approves Nine Resolutions On

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SUBJECT: FOURTH COMMITTEE APPROVES NINE RESOLUTIONS ON
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SITUATION

1. SUMMARY: The UNGA Fourth Committee (Special Political and
Decolonization) approved nine resolutions on the
Israeli-Palestinian situation on November 7: four under
agenda item 29 "The United Nations Relief and Works Agency
for Palestine Refugees in the Near East" (UNRWA) and five
under agenda item 30 "Work of the Special Committee to
Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of
the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied
Territories." Most passed with substantial margins. END
SUMMARY.

2. The resolutions considered and associated vote totals are
as follows:

Item 29: "United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the Near East."

1. L.11 "Assistance to Palestine Refugees."

158 "Yes," 1 "No" (Israel), 6 "Abstain" (United States,
Cameroon, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, and Micronesia).

2. L.12 "Persons Displaced as a Result of the June 1967 and
Subsequent Hostilities."

158 "Yes," 6 "No" (United States, Israel, Nauru, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), 2 "Abstain" (Cameroon,
Canada).

3. L.13 "Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works
Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East."

160 "Yes," 6 "No" (United States, Israel, Marshall Islands,
Nauru, Micronesia, and Palau), 1 "Abstain" (Cameroon).

4. L.14 "Palestine Refugees' Properties and their Revenues."

161 "Yes," 6 "No" (United States, Israel, Marshall Islands,
Micronesia, Palau, and Nauru), 1 "Abstain" (Cameroon).

Item 30: "Report of the Special Committee to Investigate
Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the
Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied
Territories."

1. L.15 "Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian
People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories."

87 "Yes," 8 "No" (United States, Canada, Australia, Israel,
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau), 70 "Abstain."

2. L.16 "Applicability of the Geneva Convention Relative to
the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12
August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including
East Jerusalem, and the other Occupied Arab Territories."

161 "Yes," 6 "No" (United States, Israel, Nauru, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), 2 "Abstain" (Cote D'Ivoire,
Cameroon).

3. L.17 "Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Occupied Syrian
Golan."

161 "Yes," 6 "No" (United States, Israel, Nauru, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), 2 "Abstain" (Cote D'Ivoire,
Cameroon).

4. L.18 "Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the
Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem."

155 "Yes," 8 "No" (United States, Canada, Australia, Israel,
Nauru, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), 5 "Abstain"
(Cote D'Ivoire, Cameroon, Mongolia, El Salvador, and
Honduras).

5. L.19 "The Occupied Syrian Golan."

160 "Yes," 1 "No" (Israel), 7 "Abstain" (United States,
Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru,
and Palau).
Khalilzad

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