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U.N. Resolution Accusing Israel Vetoed by U.S.

February 02, 1988|Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — The United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Monday that accused Israel of violating the human rights of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories and demanded that the violations stop.

The vote was 14-1.

The vetoed resolution also called on Israel to offer the Palestinians the protection of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which includes a ban against deportations, and called for the Arab-Israeli conflict to be settled under U.N. auspices.

U.S. Ambassador Herbert S. Okun called the measure an "unhelpful initiative" that would detract from diplomatic efforts now under way.

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