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last updated May 20, 2009
published July 6, 1989
United Nations Security Council Resolution 636
Adopted by the Security Council at its 2870th meeting, July 6, 1989
Read more:  security council, deportation, resolution 636, United Nations, exile, civilians, human rights, forced displacement
Summary: In Resolution 636, the Security Council condemns the continuing deportation by Israel of Palestinian civilians, and calls upon Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return of those deported to the occupied Palestinian territories, and to desist from deporting any other Palestinian civilians. It also calls upon Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.
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Document Text
Resolution 636 (1989)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2870th
on 6 July 1989

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988 and 608 (1988) of 14 January 1988,

Having been apprised that Israel, the occupying Power, has once again, in defiance of those resolutions, deported eight Palestinian civilians on 29 June 1989,

Expressing grave concern over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories,

Recalling the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and in particular articles 47 and 49 thereof,

1. Deeply regrets the continuing deportation by Israel, the occupying Power, of Palestinian civilians;

2. Calls upon Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those deported and to desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians;

3. Reaffirms that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Palestinian territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab
territories;

4. Decides to keep the situation under review.

Adopted at the 2870th meeting by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention (United States of America)
 

Related Sites:
http://domino.un.org

Document Text
Resolution 636 (1989)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2870th
on 6 July 1989

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988 and 608 (1988) of 14 January 1988,

Having been apprised that Israel, the occupying Power, has once again, in defiance of those resolutions, deported eight Palestinian civilians on 29 June 1989,

Expressing grave concern over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories,

Recalling the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and in particular articles 47 and 49 thereof,

1. Deeply regrets the continuing deportation by Israel, the occupying Power, of Palestinian civilians;

2. Calls upon Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those deported and to desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians;

3. Reaffirms that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Palestinian territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab
territories;

4. Decides to keep the situation under review.

Adopted at the 2870th meeting by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention (United States of America)
 

Related Sites:
http://domino.un.org

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