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(d) Refrain, pending further consideration of the future government of Palestine by the General Assembly, from any political activity which might prejudice the rights, claims, or positions of either community;
(e) Co-operate with the Mandatory authorities for the effective maintenance of law and order and of essential services, particularly those relating to transportation, communications, health, and food and water supplies;
(f) Refrain from any action which will endanger the safety of the Holy Places in Palestine and from any action which would interfere with access to all shrines and sanctuaries for the purpose of worship by those who have an established right to visit and worship at them.
2. Requests the United Kingdom Government, for so long as it remains the Mandatory Power, to use its best efforts to bring all those concerned in Palestine to accept the measures set forth under paragraph 1 above and, subject to retaining the freedom of action of its own forces, to supervise the execution of these measures by all those concerned, and to keep the Security Council and the General Assembly currently informed on the situation in Palestine.
3. Calls upon all Governments and particularly those of the countries neighbouring Palestine to take all possible steps to assist in the implementation of the measures set out under paragraph 1 above, and particularly those referring to the entry into Palestine of armed bands and fighting personnel, groups and individuals and weapons and war materials.
[The following resolution, calling for a cease-fire in Palestine and requesting the Truce Commission to give the highest priority to the negotiation and maintenance of a truce in the city of Jerusalem, was adopted by the Security Council on May 22, 1948, by a vote of 8 to 0. Syria, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abstained.]
The Security Council
TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION that previous resolutions of the Security Council in respect to Palestine have not been complied with and that military operations are taking place in Palestine;
Calls wpon all Governments and authorities, without prejudice to the rights, claims or position of the parties concerned, to abstain from any hostile military action in Palestine and to that end to issue a ceasefire order to their military and para-military forces to become effective within thirty-six hours after midnight New York standard time, 22 May 1948;
Calls upon the Truce Commission and upon all parties concerned to give the highest priority to the negotiation and maintenance of a truce in the City of Jerusalem;
Directs the Truce Commission established by the Security Council by its resolution of 23 April 1948 to report to the Security Council on the compliance with the two preceding paragraphs of this resolution;
Calls upon all parties concerned to facilitate by all means in their power the task of the United Nations Mediator appointed in execution of the resolution of the General Assembly of 14 May 1948.
[This resolution, calling for a four-week cessation of all acts of armed force in Palestine, was adopted by the Security Council May 29, 1948.]
The Security Council,
DESIRING to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Palestine without prejudice to the rights, claims and position of either Arabs or Jews,
Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to order a cessation of all acts of armed force for a period of four weeks,
Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to undertake that they will not introduce fighting personnel into Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan and Yemen during the cease fire and
Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned, should men of military age be introduced into countries or territories under their control, to undertake not to mobilize or submit them to military training during the cease fire,
Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to refrain from importing or exporting war material into or to Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan and Yemen during the cease fire,
Urges all Governments and authorities concerned to take every possible precaution for the protection of the Holy Places and of the City of Jerusalem, including access to all shrines and sanctuaries for the purpose of worship by those who have an established right to visit and worship at them,
Instructs the United Nations Mediator for Palestine in concert with the Truce Commission to supervise the observance of the above provisions, and decides that they shall be provided with a sufficient number of military observers,
Instructs the United Nations Mediator to make contact with all parties as soon as the cease fire is in force with a view to carrying out his functions as determined by the General Assembly,
Calls upon all concerned to give the greatest possible assistance to the United Nations Mediator,
Instructs the United Nations Mediator to make a weekly report to the Security Council during the cease fire,
Invites the States Members of the Arab League and the Jewish and Arab authorities in Palestine to communicate their acceptance of this resolution to the Security Council not later than 6.00 p. m. New York Standard Time on 1 June 1948,
Decides that if the present resolution is rejected by either party or by both, or if, having been accepted, it is subsequently repudiated or violated, the situation in Palestine will be reconsidered with a view to action under Chapter VII of the Charter,
Calls upon all Governments to take all possible steps to assist in the implementation of this resolution.
[The following resolution, ordering a cease-fire in Palestine and in Jerusalem and giving certain instructions to the Mediator, was adopted by the Security Council July 15, 1948, by a vote of 7 to 1 (Syria). Argentina, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abstained.] The Security Council
TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION that the Provisional Government of Israel has indicated its acceptance in principle of a prolongation of the truce in Palestine; that the States members of the Arab League have rejected successive appeals of the United Nations Mediator, and of the Security Council in its resolution of 7 July 1948, for the prolongation of the truce in Palestine; and that there has consequently developed a renewal of hostilities in Palestine;
Determines that the situation in Palestine constitutes a threat to the peace within the meaning of Article 39 of the Charter;
Orders the Governments and authorities concerned, pursuant to Article 40 of the Charter of the United Nations, to desist from further military action and to this end to issue cease-fire orders to their military and para-military forces, to take effect at a time to be determined by the Mediator, but in any event not later than three days from the date of the adoption of this resolution;
Declares that failure by any of the Governments or authorities concerned to comply with the preceding paragraph of this resolution would demonstrate the existence of a breach of the peace within the meaning of Article 39 of the Charter requiring immediate consideration by the Security Council with a view to such further action under Chapter VII of the Charter as may be decided upon by the Council;
Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to continue to co-operate with the Mediator with a view to the maintenance of peace in Palestine in conformity with the resolution adopted by the Security Council on 29 May 1948;
Orders as a matter of special and urgent necessity an immediate and unconditional cease-fire in the City of Jerusalem to take effect 24 hours from the time of the adoption of this resolution, and instructs the Truce Commission to take any necessary steps to make this cease-fire effective;
Instructs the Mediator to continue his efforts to bring about the demilitarization of the City of Jerusalem, without prejudice to the future political status of Jerusalem, and to assure the protection of and access to the Holy Places, religious buildings and sites in Palestine;
Instructs the Mediator to supervise the observance of the truce and to establish procedures for examining alleged breaches of the truce since 11 June 1948, authorizes him to deal with breaches so far as it is within his capacity to do so by appropriate local action, and requests him to keep the Security Council currently informed concerning the operation of the truce and when necessary to take appropriate action;
Decides that, subject to further decision by the Security Council or the General Assembly, the truce shall remain in force, in accordance with the present resolution and with that of 29 May 1948, until a peaceful adjustment of the future situation of Palestine is reached;
Reiterates the appeal to the parties contained in the last paragraph of its resolution of 22 May and urges upon the parties that they continue conversations with the Mediator in a spirit of conciliation and mutual concession in order that all points under dispute may be settled peacefully;
Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Mediator with the necessary staff and facilities to assist in carrying out the functions assigned to him under the resolution of the General Assembly of 14 May, and under this resolution; and
Requests that the Secretary-General make appropriate arrangements to provide necessary funds to meet the obligations arising from this resolution.
[The following resolution, submitted jointly by the representatives of Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and following up the action of July 15, was adopted by the Security Council August 19, 1948.]
The Security Council,
TAKING into account communications from the Mediator concerning the situation in Jerusalem,
Directs the attention of the governments and authorities concerned to the Resolution of the Security Council of 15 July 1948, and
Decides pursuant to its Resolution of 15 July 1948, and so informs the governments and authorities concerned, that:
(a) Each party is responsible for the actions of both regular and irregular forces operating under its authority or in territory under its control;
(b) Each party has the obligation to use all means at its disposal to prevent action violating the Truce by individuals or groups who are subject to its authority or who are in territory under its control;
(c) Each party has the obligation to bring to speedy trial and in case of conviction to punishment, any and all persons within their jurisdiction who are involved in a breach of the Truce;
(d) No party is permitted to violate the Truce on the ground that it is undertaking reprisals or retaliations against the other party;
(e) No party is entitled to gain military or political advantage through violation of the Truce.
[This resolution, calling upon the interested governments to withdraw certain forces which have advanced beyond the positions held October 14 and to establish, through direct negotiation or through the intermediaries of the United Nations permanent truce lines and neutral zones, was adopted by the Security Council November 4, 1948, by a vote of 9 to 1 (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic). The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abstained.]
The Security Council,
HAVING DECIDED on the 15th July that, subject to further decision by the Security Council or the General Assembly, the truce shall remain in force in accordance with the resolution of that date and with that of 29th May 1948 until a peaceful adjustment of the future situation of Palestine is reached;
HAVING DECIDED on the 19th August that no party is permitted to violate the truce on the ground that it is undertaking reprisals or retaliations against the other party, and that no party is entitled to gain military or political advantage through violation of the truce; and
HAVING DECIDED on the 29th May that, if the truce was subsequently repudiated or violated by either party or by both, the situation in Palestine could be reconsidered with a view to action under Chapter VII of the Charter;