RESOLUTION SPONSORS EXTRACTS ANALYSIS
“Assistance to Palestine refugees” – A/C.4/71/L.7

4th Cttee Vote:
160 Yes – 2 No – 10 Abstentions

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Expressing grave concern at the especially difficult situation of the Palestine refugees under occupation, including with regard to their safety, well- being and living conditions…”

 

Resolution serves Arab states that seek to preserve Palestinians as pawns in political campaign to delegitimize Israel. Intent and effect of singling out Palestinian from all refugee claims in the world is to isolate and demonize Israel. Omits any reference to Lebanon’s discrimination against Palestinian refugees in that country. Redundant to three other resolutions adopted on same day (see in this chart)dealing with refugees and UNRWA.
“Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities” – A/C.4/71/L.8

4th Cttee Vote:
156 – 7 – 8

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967…” Resolution is redundant to other resolutions adopted on same day (see in this chart) dealing with refugees and UNRWA. Purpose and effect are to single out Israel for censure.
“Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East” – A/C.4/71/L.9

4th Cttee Vote:
160 – 6 – 7

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Deploring further the killing and injury of Agency staff members by the Israeli occupying forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since September 2000, including the 11 Agency personnel killed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip in July and August 2014…” Perpetuates anomaly whereby Palestinians are the only people not served by UNHCR but instead by special agency. Resolution makes one-sided condemnations of Israeli actions, but silent on Palestinian terrorism against Israelis and abuses of Palestinian forces against their own citizens. Ignores UNRWA admission that members of Hamas, a terrorist organization, were on its payroll.
“Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues” – A/C.4/71/L.10

4th Cttee Vote:
158 – 7– 8

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Reaffirms that the Palestine refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of equity and justice…” One-sided resolution ignores claims of 900,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab lands. Repeats statements previously established for purpose of censuring Israel and is redundant to other resolutions. Prejudges negotiations.
“Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories” – A/C.4/71/L.11

4th Cttee Vote:
86 –11– 75

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Deplores those policies and practices of Israel that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as reflected in the report of the Special Committee covering the reporting period…” Perpetuates committee with blatantly biased mandate of examining only Israeli actions, but ignoring Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah terrorism. Welcomes election of Hamas. Contrary to international law and resolution 242, claims that occupation is itself a violation. History of 2000 events censors out suicide bombings in Israeli restaurants and civilian areas.
 ”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” – A/C.4/71/L.12

4th Cttee Vote:
159 – 8 – 7

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Demands that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, and that it comply scrupulously with the provisions of the Convention…” One-sided demands on Israel only. Ignores systematic violation of international humanitarian law by Hamas government, granting impunity to Palestinian firing of Kassam missiles on Israeli cities and other terrorist attacks.
“Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” – A/C.4/71.L.13

4th Cttee Vote:
155 – 8 – 10

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and 25 other countries “Reaffirms that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development…” Adopts Palestinian position on issues that Oslo Accords left to negotiations. Deliberately downplays Israel’s concession of forcibly evacuating 10,000 Israelis from their homes in Gaza. Israel treated with disdain in comparison to praise and deference to governments shown by UN resolutions on Sudan and Myanmar.
“Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” – A/C.4/71/L.14

4th Cttee Vote:
155 – 9 – 8

Opposed: U.S, Canada, Australia..

Votes in Previous Years

Saudi Arabia, Sudan and 26 other countries “Gravely concerned by the tensions and violence in the recent period throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and including with regard to the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram al-Sharif, and deploring the loss of innocent civilian life…” Ignores the 2015-2016 wave of terror attacks against Israeli civilians within Israel, referring to it only as “tensions and violence” in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” This negates the numerous deadly attacks that occurred in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities. It also seeks to strip Israel of its inherent right to self-defense by classifying every defensive measure as a violation of international law. Additionally, it refers to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem only by its Islamic name, “Haram al-Sharif.”
“The occupied Syrian Golan” – A/C.4/71/L.15

4th Cttee Vote:
154 – 2 – 17

Opposed: Israel, South Sudan

Abstain:
Canada, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Honduras, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire…

Votes in Previous Years

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syrian Arab Republic and 26 other countries “Determines that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken or to be taken by Israel, the occupying Power, that purport to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void…” Ignores the existence of the Syrian Civil War and its security implications for Israel and the civilians of the Golan Heights. Also ignores Syria’s history of shelling Israeli communities, its leader’s calls for a “war of annihilation” against Israel, and Syria’s 1967 aggression that led to its loss of the territory. Also neglects Syria’s sponsorship of the enemies of the peace process, and its support for terrorism.
“The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East,” – A/C.1/71/L.2

1st Cttee Vote:
150 – 4 – 19

Votes in Previous Years

21 OIC countries including Saudi Arabia & Sudan, and others “Recalling that Israel remains the only State in the Middle East that has not yet become a party to the Treaty…” Resolution singles out Israel while ignoring menacing actions of other states, including Iran’s illegal efforts to acquire nuclear weapons in defiance of Security Council and IAEA resolutions. Ignores overt and repeated threats against the existence of Israel by neighboring states in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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