Iran, Jordan, Morocco and Uganda: draft resolution
20 April 1982
The Security Council,
Having considered the letter of the Permanent Representative of Morocco, dated 12 April 1982, conveying the request of His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee (S/14967),
Having considered the letter dated 13 April 1982 of the representative of Iraq, the current Chairman of the Islamic conference, contained in document S/14969,
Having heard the message of His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco and the statements made before the Council reflecting the universal outrage caused by the acts of sacrilege at al-Haram al-Shareef, one of the holiest places of mankind,
Taking note of the statement received from the Higher Islamic Council in Jerusalem (S/14982) concerning the shooting of worshippers by armed Israeli within the precincts of al-Haram al-Shareef,
Bearing in mind the unique status of Jerusalem and, in particular, the need for protection and preservation of the spiritual and religious dimension of the Holy Places in the city,
Recalling its relevant resolutions pertaining to the status and character of the Holy City of Jerusalem,
Deeply concerned over the sacrilegious acts perpetrated against the sanctity of al-Haram al-Shareef, in Jerusalem on 11 April 1982 and the criminal acts of shooting at worshippers, particularly inside the sanctuary of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
Deeply grieved at the loss of and injury to civilian life as a result of these criminal acts,
Affirming once more that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 is applicable to all territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
1. Condemns in the strongest terms these appalling acts of sacrilege perpetrated within the precincts of al-Haram al-Shareef;
2. Deplores any act or encouragement of destruction or profanation of the Holy Places, religious buildings and sites in Jerusalem as tending to disturb world peace;
3. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to observe and apply scrupulously the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the principles of international law governing military occupation and to refrain from causing any hindrance to the discharge of the established functions of the Higher Islamic Council in Jerusalem;
4. Requests the Secretary-General as he deems appropriate to keep the Security Council fully informed on the implementation of this resolution;
5. Decides to remain seized of this serious matter.
The Security Council on 20 April 1982 voted on the draft resolution as follows:
In favour: China, France, Guyana, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Panama, Poland, Spain, Togo, Uganda, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zaire.
Against: United States of America.