Israel and Lebanon
Israel raids Palestinian bases in Lebanon.
A residential area in Saida is targeted killing 20 people; in Fakhani, jets
raid residential areas killing 150; another 150 people are killed when the Arab University area in Beirut is
attacked. In the raids, Israel also strikes at Palestinian and Lebanese refugee camps, ports, Lebanon's main oil refinery, and most bridges.
Israel estimates that 106 Israelis have been killed in the north of the country from Palestinian attacks (using
small rockets, often home made) originating in Lebanon between 1967 and 1982. According to United
Nations figures, 3,500 Lebanese and Syrians were killed between 1967 and 1975 by Israeli attacks as well as an unknown number of
Palestinians. The Israeli attacks included the use of air power, artillery, tanks, gunboats using shells, bombs, incendiary bombs, cluster bombs and
napalm. Between 1967 and 1977, over 300,000 Lebanese civilians in the south of that country had been forced to abandon their homes.
The Israeli government annexes the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1973. This violates
United Nations Resolutions, the cease fire agreement between Israel and Syria and the
Camp David Accords.
Israeli jets destroy a nuclear reactor in Iraq.
The USA vetoes 18 United Nations resolutions concerning Israel.
- Demanding that Israel cease excavations in areas of East Jerusalem considered by the United Nations to be part of the occupied territories. The vote is 114 to 2.
- Condemns Israel for bombing Iraqi nuclear installations (108 to 2).
- Two resolutions condemning Israeli policy regarding living conditions of the Palestinian people (109 to 2 and 111 to 2).
- To establish a nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East (107 to 2).
- Demanding that Israel renounce possession of nuclear weapons (101 to 2).
- Two resolutions attempting to establish rights for the Palestinian people. The votes are 121 to 2, 119 to 3 (with Canada).
- To clarify the status of Jerusalem (139 to 2).
- Discusses Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip (141 to 2).
- Rights of displaced Palestinians to return to their homes (121 to 3 with Canada).
- Concerning revenues from Palestinian refugees' properties (117 to 2).
- Establishment of the University of Jerusalem for Palestinian refugees (119 to 2).
- Concerning Israeli human rights violations in occupied territories (111 to 2).
- Condemning Israel closing of universities in occupied territories (114 to 2)
- Opposes Israel's decision to build a canal linking the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Concerning sovereignty over national resources in occupied Palestine and other Arab territories (115 to 2).
- Affirming the non-applicability of Israeli law over the Golan Heights (121 to 2).
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