Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Year

2017

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

72

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/72/87

Agenda Item

54

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution repeatedly and harshly condemns Israel for numerous human rights violations and violations of international law and makes one-sided demands on Israel, while ignoring Palestinian violations. Furthermore, by classifying all of Israel's defensive actions as violations of international law, the resolution seeks to strip Israel of its inherent right to self-defense.

Main Sponsors

Cuba

Vote

Yes - 153, No - 8, Abstain - 10

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Deeply regretting that 50 years have passed since the onset of the Israeli occupation, and stressing the urgent need for efforts to reverse the negative trends on the ground..."
  • "Expressing grave concern about the continuing systematic violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel, the occupying Power..."
  • "Deploring the continuing and negative consequences of the conflicts in and around the Gaza Strip, most recently in July and August 2014, and the thousands of civilian casualties caused..."
  • "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009..."
  • "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people..."
  • "Also demands that Israel, the occupying Power, comply fully with the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and cease immediately all measures and actions taken in violation and in breach of the Convention"
  • "Calls for urgent measures to ensure the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem..."
  • "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease all of its settlement activities, the construction of the wall and any other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem..."

Full Vote

  • Yes153

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  • No8

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  • Abstain10

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