United Nations Security Council Resolution 608

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UN Security Council
Resolution 608
Israel and the occupied territories
Date 14 January 1988
Meeting no. 2,781
Code S/RES/608 (Document)
Subject Territories occupied by Israel
Voting summary
14 voted for
None voted against
1 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 608, adopted on 14 January 1988, after recalling Resolution 607 (1988), the Council expressed regret at Israel's decision to deport Palestinians in the occupied territories in defiance of the previous resolution on the topic.

The resolution called upon Israel to cease the deportations and ensure the safe repatriation of Palestinians back to the Palestinian territories, deciding to keep the situation under review.

Text of the resolution[edit]

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988,

Expressing its deep regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has, in defiance of that resolution, deported Palestinian civilians,

1. Calls upon Israel to rescind the order to deport Palestinian civilians and to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those already deported;

2. Requests that Israel desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories;

3. Decides to keep the situation in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, under review.


Resolution 608 was adopted by 14 votes to none, with one abstention from the United States.

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