NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (JTA) The following is U.N. Security Council Resolution 1322, adopted Oct. 7 by a 14-0 vote. The United States abstained.
The Council is comprised of five permanent members (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) and 10 elected to two-year terms (Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine).
THE SECURITY COUNCIL,
RECALLING its resolutions 476 (1980) of June 30, 1980; 478 (1980) of Aug. 20, 1980; 672 (1990) of Oct. 12, 1990; and 1073 (1996) of Sept. 28, 1996; and all its other relevant resolutions,
DEEPLY CONCERNED by the tragic events that have taken place since Sept. 28, 2000, that have led to numerous deaths and injuries, mostly among Palestinians,
REAFFIRMING that a just and lasting solution to the Arab and Israeli conflict must be based on its resolutions 242 (1967) of Nov. 22, 1967, and 338 (1973) of Oct. 22, 1973, through an active negotiating process,
EXPRESSING its support for the Middle East peace process and the efforts to reach a final settlement between the Israeli and Palestinian sides and urging the two sides to cooperate in these efforts,
REAFFIRMING the need for full respect by all of the Holy Places of the City of Jerusalem, and condemning any behavior to the contrary,
1. DEPLORES the provocation carried out at Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem on Sept. 28, 2000, and the subsequent violence there and at other Holy Places, as well as in other areas throughout the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, resulting in over 80 Palestinian deaths and many other casualties;
2. CONDEMNS acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinians, resulting in injury and loss of human life;
3. CALLS UPON Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of Aug. 12, 1949;
4. CALLS FOR the immediate cessation of violence, and for all necessary steps to be taken to ensure that violence ceases, that new provocative actions are avoided, and that the situation returns to normality in a way which promotes the prospects for the Middle East peace process;
5. STRESSES the importance of establishing a mechanism for a speedy and objective inquiry into the tragic events of the last few days with the aim of preventing their repetition, and WELCOMES any efforts in this regard;
6. CALLS FOR the immediate resumption of negotiations within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis with the aim of achieving an early final settlement between the Israeli and Palestinian sides;
7. INVITES the Secretary-General to continue to follow the situation and to keep the Council informed;
8. DECIDES to follow closely the situation and to remain seized of the matter.