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The Security Council, 1) Expresses its grave concern over the rejection by Israel of Security Council resolutions 672 and 673. 2) Deplores the decision of the government of Israel to resume deportations of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories.



3) Urges the government of Israel to accept de jure applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, to all the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, and to abide scrupulously by the provisions of the said convention.

4) Calls on the high contracting parties to the Geneva Convention to ensure respect by Israel for its obligations under the convention.

5) Requests the Secretary General, in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross to develop further the idea from his report of convening a meeting of the high contracting parties, to discuss possible measures that might be taken by them under the convention.

6) Requests the Secretary General to monitor and observe the situation regarding Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation, making new efforts in this regard on an urgent basis, and to utilize and designate or draw upon the United Nations and other personnel and resources present there in the area and elsewhere to accomplish this task, and to keep the Security Council regularly informed.

7) Requests further the Secretary General to submit a first progress report to the Security Council by the first week of March, 1991, and every four months thereafter.'

President's statement:

The members of the Security Council reaffirm their determination to support an active negotiating process in which all relevant parties would participate leading to a comprehensive, just and lasting peace to the Arab-Israeli conflict. In this context they agree that an international conference should facilitate efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement.

However, the members of the council are of the view that there is not unanimity as to when would be the appropriate time for such a conference.

In the view of the members of the council, the Arab- Israeli conflict is important and unique and must be addressed independently on its own merits