Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues

Year

2021

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

76

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/76/79

Agenda Item

54

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • This one-sided resolution ignores claims of 900,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab lands as a result of the Israeli-Arab wars. It also repeats previous statements, the sole purpose of which is to censure Israel, and is redundant to other resolutions. It prejudges negotiations.
  • Furthermore, although current conflicts and crises are creating millions of refugees today, the General Assembly does not address any of these situations in a similar resolution on refugees. For example, the General Assembly has not adopted any resolutions on the civil war in Yemen or the Venezuela crisis (each of which has generated millions of displaced people) or the Libya conflict which has generated hundreds of thousands of displaced people. Therefore, this clearly singles out Israel for condemnation.

Main Sponsors

Brunei, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Venezuela, Palestine

Vote

Yes - 159, No - 5, Abstain - 8

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Reaffirms that the Palestine refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of equity and justice."
  • "Requests the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel."
  • "Calls once again upon Israel to render all facilities and assistance to the Secretary-General in the implementation of the present resolution."

Full Vote

  • Yes159

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cape Verde
    • Cambodia
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Costa Rica
    • Ivory Coast
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • North Korea
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Estonia
    • Ethiopia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Lesotho
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • South Korea
    • Moldova
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Macedonia
    • East Timor
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Tanzania
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zimbabwe
  • No5

    • Canada
    • Israel
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia
    • United States
  • Abstain8

    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Cameroon
    • Fiji
    • Honduras
    • Kiribati
    • Togo
    • Zambia