• Short Summary

    A majority of the United Nations Security Council members on Wednesday (26 May) deplored israeli actions in the occupied territories and called on the Israelis to comply with the Geneva convention.

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    A majority of the United Nations Security Council members on Wednesday (26 May) deplored israeli actions in the occupied territories and called on the Israelis to comply with the Geneva convention.

    Council President, Louis Guiringaud of France, read a statement by a majority of council members after three weeks of debate on Egyptian allegations about Israeli activities in the occupied lands.

    There was no council consensus because the United States considered the statement too strong, while China and Libya called it too weak.

    Addressing the Council later, Israeli ambassador Chaim Herzog called the debate a futile waste of time aimed at helping Egypt score points over Syria.

    He said negotiations were the only road to peace and denied that the establishment of Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank of the River Jordan was an obstacle to peace.

    Jordan's ambassador, Abdul Hamid Sharaf, said the settlements were an invitation to continued conflict.

    SYNOPSIS: The United Nations Security Council ended three weeks of debate on Egyptian allegations about Israeli activities in the occupied territories on Wednesday.

    A majority of members issued a statement, instead of a formal resolution, calling on Israel to comply with the Geneva convention. Jordanian representative, Abdul Hamid Sharaf, commented later.

    Israel's ambassador, Chaim Herzog, called the debate a futile waste of time, aimed at helping Egypt score points over Syria.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPL4Z1LRVQEOUTFSV0JUWUJC3
    Media URN:
    VLVAPL4Z1LRVQEOUTFSV0JUWUJC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
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    N/A

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