Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Madagascar, Peru, Trinidad
and Tobago: draft resolution
12 September 1983
The Security Council,
Recalling its resolutions 468 (1980), 469 (1980) and 484 (1980),
Taking note of General Assembly resolution 35/122 of 11 December 1980,
Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Qatar and other statements made before the Council,
Stressing the urgent need to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,
Affirming once again that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
1. Deplores the repressive measures taken by Israel since 4 August 1985
against civilian Palestinian population in the Israeli occupied territories specially in the West Bank and Gaza and expresses serious concern that the persistence of Israeli authorities in applying such measures would lead to further deterioration of the situation in the occupied territories;
2. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to immediately stop all repressive measures including curfews, administrative detentions and forceful deportation and to release forthwith all detainees and refrain from further deportations;
3. Further calls upon Israel to abide scrupulously by the provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949.
The Security Council on 13 September 1985 voted on the draft resolution as follows:
In favour: Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Madagascar, Peru, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Against: United States of America.
Abstaining: Australia, Denmark, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.