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last updated May 20, 2009
published Jan. 14, 1988
United Nations Security Council Resolution 608
Adopted by the Security Council at its 2781st meeting, January 14, 1988
Read more:  Security Council, resolution 608, deportation, resolution 607, exile, civilians, forced displacement, occupation, international law
Summary: In Resolution 608, the Security Council reaffirms Resolution 607, and condemns Israel for deporting Palestinian civilians, in defiance of UN resolutions. It calls upon Israel to desist from deporting any other Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories.
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Document Text

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988,

Expressing its deep regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has, in defiance of that resolution, deported Palestinian civilians,

1. Calls upon Israel to rescind the order to deport Palestinian civilians and to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those already deported;

2. Requests that Israel desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories;

3. Decides to keep the situation in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, under review.

Document Text

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988,

Expressing its deep regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has, in defiance of that resolution, deported Palestinian civilians,

1. Calls upon Israel to rescind the order to deport Palestinian civilians and to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those already deported;

2. Requests that Israel desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories;

3. Decides to keep the situation in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, under review.

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