The United Nations' handling of Israeli aggression in West Asia
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- Israel's report to UN Committee fails to address
abuses in Occupied Territories
- News Release issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty
International 14 July 1998. Amnesty International expresses
its concern to the UN Human Rights Committee about a wide
range of human rights violations, including extrajudicial
executions, torture, arbitrary detention and unfair trials,
committed by Israel.
- General Assembly demands end to violence in
Occupied Palestinian Territory; Urges action to implement Sharm
- UN Press Release, 20 October 2000. At its tenth emergency
special session on illegal Israeli actions in occupied East
Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory,
the General Assembly condemned the violence since 28
September at Al-Haram Al-Sharif and other holy places in
Jerusalem, as well as in other areas of the occupied
Palestinian territory (103 Kb).
- Fourth Committee approves 12 draft resolutions
on Israeli practices, work of UN Relief and Works Agency for
- Press release, United Nations General Assembly, 10 November 2000.
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)
approved 12 draft resolutions as it concluded its consideration
of the activities of the UN Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and Israeli
practices affecting human rights in the occupied Arab
territories (66 Kb).
- Verdict on Israel
- DAWN, 7 December 2000. The UN
General Assembly, by a virtually unanimous vote, with only
Israel and the United States voting against, upheld the right
of the people of Palestine to what they have been justly
struggling for - their inalienable right to self-determination.
- US vetoes UN force for West Bank, Gaza Strip
- DAWN 29 March 2001. The United
States used its veto power to kill a UN Security Council
resolution that would have backed the creation of an
international observer force to help protect civilians
in the West Bank and Gaza.
- Palestinians blast US veto of protection force
green light to Israel
- AFP, 1 April 2001. The Palestinian cabinet said Saturday it
was shocked by the US veto of a UN resolution that would
have authorized international observers in the territories,
calling it a go-ahead for Israeli aggression.
- Security Council Denies Arab Request
- 7am.com News, 17 May 2001. The UN Security Council is refusing
to meet a request from Arab nations for an emergency meeting
on violence between Israel and the Palestinians. After closed
consultations, council president James Cunningham of the
United States told reporters there was widespread agreement
that the matter requires more time for consultation and