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last updated May 14, 2009
published May 24, 1991
United Nations Security Council Resolution 694
Adopted by the Security Council at its 2989th meeting on May 24, 1991
Read more:  United Nations, security council, resolution 694, resolution 681, deportation, transfer, population transfer, Geneva convention, international law, humanitarian law, forced displacement, human rights
Summary: In Resolution 694, the Security Council reaffirms Resolution 681, and declares that the Israeli action of deporting Palestinian civilians is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, it reiterates that Israel must refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilian from the occupied territories and that those deported must be returned safely and immediately.
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Document Text

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 681 (1990) of 20 December 1990,

Having learned with deep concern and consternation that Israel has, in violation of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and acting in opposition to relevant Security Council resolutions, and to the detriment of efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, deported four Palestinian civilians on 18 May 1991,

1. Declares that the action of the Israeli authorities of deporting four Palestinians on 18 May is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which is applicable to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem;

2. Deplores this action and reiterates that Israel, the occupying Power, refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilian from the occupied territories and ensure the safe and immediate return of all those deported;

3. Decides to keep the situation under review.

Adopted unanimously at the 2989th meeting.

Document Text

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 681 (1990) of 20 December 1990,

Having learned with deep concern and consternation that Israel has, in violation of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and acting in opposition to relevant Security Council resolutions, and to the detriment of efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, deported four Palestinian civilians on 18 May 1991,

1. Declares that the action of the Israeli authorities of deporting four Palestinians on 18 May is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which is applicable to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem;

2. Deplores this action and reiterates that Israel, the occupying Power, refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilian from the occupied territories and ensure the safe and immediate return of all those deported;

3. Decides to keep the situation under review.

Adopted unanimously at the 2989th meeting.

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