10th Emergency Special Session

Resolution ES-10/11 (5 August 2002)

Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem

and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The General Assembly,

Recalling its relevant resolutions, including the resolutions of the tenth emergency special session on the situation in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,

Having received with interest the report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution ES-10/10 on the recent events that took place in Jenin and in other Palestinian cities in the period from the beginning of March to 7 May 2002,

Strongly deploring the lack of Israeli cooperation in implementing Security Council resolution 1405 and in the preparation of the report,

Noting that a full and complete account of the recent events in Jenin and in other Palestinian cities could not be obtained,

Reiterating the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to fully and effectively respect the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and noting that the Convention, which takes fully into account imperative military necessity, has to be respected in all circumstances,

Gravely concerned at the tragic and violent events that have taken place since September 2000 and at the continued violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, as well as in Israel,

Gravely concerned as well at the reoccupation of Palestinian cities, the continuation of severe restrictions on the movement of persons and goods, the severe deterioration of the economic situation and the living conditions along with the dire humanitarian crisis facing the Palestinian people,

Stressing the need to end the Israeli occupation,

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians in the Middle East region, and condemning all attacks against civilians on both sides,

  1. Takes note of the Secretary-Generalís report;

  2. Demands the immediate cessation of military incursions and all acts of violence, terror, provocation, incitement and destruction;


  3. Demands the immediate withdrawal of the Israeli occupying forces from Palestinian population centers towards the return to the positions held prior to September 2000;

  4. Stresses the need for all concerned parties to ensure the safety of civilians, and to respect the universally accepted norms of international humanitarian law;

  5. Emphasizes the urgency of ensuring that medical and humanitarian organizations are granted unhindered access to the Palestinian civilian population at all times;

  6. Stresses the need for the High Contracting Parties to follow-up on the implementation of the Declaration adopted by the Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention of 5 December 2001;

  7. Calls for the urgently needed assistance and services to help in alleviating the current dire humanitarian situation facing the Palestinian people and to assist in rebuilding and revitalizing the Palestinian economy, and expresses support for efforts in the reconstruction of the Palestinian Authority, the reform of Palestinian institutions and the holding of democratic and free elections;

  8. Decides to adjourn the tenth emergency special session temporarily and to authorize the President of the General Assembly at its most recent session to resume its meeting upon request from Member States.