Arabs, Third World Countries in UN Seeking to Condemn Israel for Attack on Students in Hebron

A draft resolution condemning Israel forthe attack by masked gunmen on students at the Islamic College in Hebron last week, was circulated here among members of the Security Council. A vote on the resolution was expected to take place either tonight or tomorrow.

The draft resolution condemns the attack on the Islamic College in Hebron last Tuesday in which three people were killed and 33 were wounded. The draft also calls “upon all states not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories.”

The draft “strongly deplores” Israel’s settlement policy and demands that Israel dismantle all existing settlements, desist from expanding the existing ones, and avoid building new settlements. The draft warns that “in the event of non-compliance by Israel with the present resolution” the Security Council will examine practical ways to implement the resolution.

The Security Council opened its debate on the situation in the West Bank last Friday in the wake of last Tuesday’s attack. The meeting was requested by the Arabs. The present draft resolution before the Council is being sponsored by some 20 Arab and Third World countries.

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