The Acts of the Democracies

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1980

Palestine

3 Palestinian mayors are assassinated. The United Nations calls on states not to assist Israel with its settlements programme. It criticises the arming of Israeli settlers (colonists) who are allowed to terrorise the civilian Arab population.

On 30 July Israel annexes all of Jerusalem. The United Nations confirms that it considers Jerusalem as part of the occupied territories.

The USA vetoes six United Nations resolutions concerning Israel and the Palestinians: The first requests Israel to return displaced persons (the vote is 96 to 3 with Canada being the third country). The second condemns Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of the Palestinian people (118 to 2). Three resolutions condemn Israeli human rights practices in occupied territories (votes: 118 to 2; 119 to 2; 117 to 2). The sixth endorses self determination for the Palestinians (120 to 3 with the third country being Australia).

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