[Marxism] UNSEC Resolution 1860 on Gaza War: Text

Lueko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Fri Jan 9 10:42:27 MST 2009

UN Security council: <http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/>

Resolution 1860 (2009)

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 6063rd meeting, on
8 January 2009

The Security Council,

Recalling all of its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242
(1967), 338 (1973), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003) and 1850 (2008),

Stressing that the Gaza Strip constitutes an integral part of the
territory occupied in 1967 and will be a part of the Palestinian

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all

Expressing grave concern at the escalation of violence and the
deterioration of the situation, in particular the resulting heavy
civilian casualties since the refusal to extend the period of calm;
and emphasizing that the Palestinian and Israeli civilian populations
must be protected,

Expressing grave concern also at the deepening humanitarian crisis in

Emphasizing the need to ensure sustained and regular flow of goods
and people through the Gaza crossings,

Recognizing the vital role played by UNRWA in providing humanitarian
and economic assistance within Gaza,

Recalling that a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
can only be achieved by peaceful means,

Reaffirming the right of all States in the region to live in peace
within secure and internationally recognized borders,

1. Stresses the urgency of and calls for an immediate, durable and
fully respected ceasefire, leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli
forces from Gaza;

2. Calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution throughout Gaza
of humanitarian assistance, including of food, fuel and medical

3. Welcomes the initiatives aimed at creating and opening
humanitarian corridors and other mechanisms for the sustained
delivery of humanitarian aid;

4. Calls on Member States to support international efforts to
alleviate the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza, including
through urgently needed additional contributions to UNRWA and through
the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee;

5. Condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians
and all acts of terrorism;

6. Calls upon Member States to intensify efforts to provide
arrangements and guarantees in Gaza in order to sustain a durable
ceasefire and calm, including to prevent illicit trafficking in arms
and ammunition and to ensure the sustained reopening of the crossing
points on the basis of the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access
between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and in this regard,
welcomes the Egyptian initiative, and other regional and
international efforts that are under way;

7. Encourages tangible steps towards intra-Palestinian reconciliation
including in support of mediation efforts of Egypt and the League of
Arab States as expressed in the 26 November 2008 resolution, and
consistent with Security Council resolution 1850 (2008) and other
relevant resolutions;

8. Calls for renewed and urgent efforts by the parties and the
international community to achieve a comprehensive peace based on the
vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine,
live side by side in peace with secure and recognized borders, as
envisaged in Security Council resolution 1850 (2008), and recalls
also the importance of the Arab Peace Initiative;

9. Welcomes the QuartetÆs consideration, in consultation with the
parties, of an international meeting in Moscow in 2009;

10. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Lüko Willms 
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