Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine

Year

2021

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

76

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/76/10

Agenda Item

39

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The one-sided resolution repeatedly criticizes Israel using extremely harsh language, calls Israeli actions illegal, and makes demands only of Israel. In essence, it blames Israel for the lack of peace. The references to terrorism are general and fail to name perpetrators on the Palestinian side. Furthermore, the text is redundant of several other resolutions and serves no purpose other than to demonize Israel.

Main Sponsors

Senegal, Yemen

Vote

Yes - 148, No - 9, Abstain - 14

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall..."
  • "Reaffirming the illegality of Israeli settlement activities and all other unilateral measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the City of Jerusalem and of the Occupied Palestinian Territory as a whole, including the wall and its associated regime, and demanding their immediate cessation, and condemning any use of force against Palestinian civilians in violation of international law, notably children."
  • "Stressing the need for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory..."
  • "Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to comply strictly with its obligations under international law and to cease all of its measures that are contrary to international law..."
  • "Calls for (a) The withdrawal of Israel from the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem..."

Full Vote

  • Yes148

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  • No9

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  • Abstain14

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