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 el-Sheikh Accord
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 Palestine refugees
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 as 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 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 reflection.