Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

Year

2019

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

74

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/74/243

Agenda Item

19

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The one-sided resolution strongly criticizes Israel for alleged confiscation of Palestinian land and exploitation of Palestinian natural resources, and demands Israel cease such actions. It denies Israel's right to self-defense by describing all Israeli preventative measures as a conspiracy against Palestinian natural resources. The text also omits mention of Palestinian terrorism and destruction of Israeli property, or any Palestinian obligation.

Main Sponsors

Group of 77 and China

Vote

Yes - 160, No - 6, Abstain - 15

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Expressing its concern about the exploitation by Israel, the occupying Power, of the natural resources of the Occupied Palestinian Territory..."
  • "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory..."
  • "Recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to claim restitution as a result of any exploitation, damage, loss or depletion or endangerment of their natural resources resulting from illegal measures taken by Israel, the occupying Power..."
  • "Stresses that the wall and settlements being constructed by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, are contrary to international law..."

Full Vote

  • Yes160

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  • No6

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  • Abstain15

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