The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

Year

2019

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

74

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/74/139

Agenda Item

69

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution criticizes Israel by calling for an end to the Israeli occupation, and blaming Israel for impeding Palestinian self-determination through construction of its security barrier, without attributing any responsibility to the Palestinian side.

Main Sponsors

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Vote

Yes - 167, No - 5, Abstain - 11

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Recalling the conclusion of the Court, in its advisory opinion of 9 July 2004, that the construction of the wall by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, along with measures previously taken, severely impedes the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination."
  • "Stressing the urgency of achieving without delay an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement between the Palestinian and Israeli sides..."

Full Vote

  • Yes167

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  • No5

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  • Abstain11

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