The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions, including resolutions 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 672 (1990) and 1322 (2000) of 7 October 2000,

Emphasizing the need for a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967 and 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973,

Expressing its grave concern at the continuation of the tragic and violent events that have taken place since September 2000, resulting in many deaths and injuries, mostly Palestinians,

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians in the whole Middle East region,

Expressing its determination to contribute to ending the violence, to protecting Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories, and to promoting dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian sides,

Welcoming the Report of the Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee (Mitchell Report),

Expressing its support for the efforts of the Secretary-General and the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process and the personal representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority,

Reiterating the need for Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949,

Gravely concerned at recent Israeli action taken against the Orient House and other Palestinian institutions in and around Occupied East Jerusalem,

Expressing grave concern at the detioration of the economic and humanitarian situation resulting from the closures of the occupied Palestinian territories and towns and villages within them,

Expressing grave concern also at the settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories,

1. Calls for the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, provocation and destruction, as well as the return to the positions and arrangements which existed prior to September 2000;

2. Calls on the two sides to start the comprehensive and immediate implementation of the recommendations made in the Report of the Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee (Mitchell Report);

3. Calls also for the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to help the parties implement the recommendations of the Report of the Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee (Mitchell Report) and to help create a better situation on the ground;

4. Requests Israel, the occupying Power, to reverse all actions taken recently against the Orient House and other Palestinian institutions in and around Occupied east Jerusalem;

5. Appeals to the international donor community to extend, as rapidly and as generously as possible, economic and financial assistance to the Palestinian people, and stresses in this regard the importance of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee;

6. Calls for the resumption of negotiations between the two sides within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis, taking into consideration developments in previous discussions between the two sides, and urges them to reach a final agreement on all issues, on the basis of their previous agreements, with the objective of implementing its resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973);

7. Requests the Secretary-General to consult the parties on early steps of implementation of the present resolution and to report and/or brief the Council on a regular basis, and for the first time within one month from the date of adoption of this resolution;

8. Decides to remain seized of the matter.