42 Security Council Resolution 799 -1992-- Removal of Hamas Activists- 18 December 1992
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 42 Security Council Resolution 799 -1992-- Removal of Hamas Activists- 18 December 1992

12/18/1992

 VOLUME 13-14: 1992-1994
 

42. Security Council Resolution 799 (1992), Removal of Hamas Activists, 18 December 1992.

Israel took action to remove from the territories 415 Palestinians suspected of being key members of the outlawed Hamas organization. The deported Palestinians were driven to the Israel-Lebanon border, but unlike on previous occasions, the Lebanese government refused to allow them to proceed north into its territory and they remained in makeshift tents on a spot five kilometers north of Israel, at the tip of the security zone in Southern Lebanon. The Security Council met and unanimously called on Israel to return immediately those deported and resolved to send a special envoy of the secretary general to the region. Text:

The Security Council,

Recalling the obligations of Member States under the United Nations Charter,

Reaffirming its resolutions 607 (1989), 608 (1998), 636 (1989), 641 (1989), 681 (1990), 694 (1991) and 726 (1992),

Having learned with deep concern that Israel, the occupying Power, in contravention of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, deported to Lebanon on 17 December 1992, hundreds of Palestinian civilians from the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,

1. Strongly condemns the action taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to deport hundreds of Palestinian civilians, and expresses its firm opposition to any such deportation by Israel;

2. Reaffirms the applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and affirms that deportation of civilians constitutes a contravention of its obligations under the Convention;

3. Reaffirms also the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon;

4. Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied territories of all those deported;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to consider dispatching a representative to the area to follow up with the Israeli Government with regard to this serious situation and to report to the Security Council;

6. Decides to keep the matter actively under review.

 
 
 
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