|The following is
the text of General Assembly resolution ES-10/5, which was adopted on 17 March 1998 by a
vote of 120 in favor, 3 against (Israel, United States, Micronesia) and 5 abstentions
(Australia, Bulgaria, Marshall Islands, Romania, Swaziland). With this vote, Australia,
Marshall Islands and Romania have abstained on all four resolutions of the 10th
ESS. Further, it should be noted that at the time of the vote, 34 Member States were in
arrears and could not vote.
The draft resolution was introduced by Egypt on behalf of its cosponsors, which included Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Yemen.
Illegal Israeli Actions in Occupied East Jerusalem
And the Rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its resolutions ES-10/2 of 25 April 1997, ES-10/3 of 15 July 1997, and ES-10/4 of 13 November 1997,
Determined to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, international humanitarian law, and all other instruments of international law, as well as relevant General Assembly and Security Council resolutions,
Increasingly concerned with the persistent violations by Israel, the occupying Power, of the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, including its settlement construction at Jabal Abu Ghneim to the south of Occupied East Jerusalem, and its failure to accept the de jure applicability of the Convention to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the rest of the occupied Arab territories since 1967,
Aware that the necessary steps recommended in paragraph 5 of resolution ES-10/4, including the convening of a meeting of experts with a target date not later than end of February 1998 in order to follow up on the recommendations mentioned in paragraph 10 of resolution ES-10/3 and paragraph 4 of resolution ES-10/4, remain to be fulfilled,