United Nations Security Council Resolution 89

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UN Security Council
Resolution 89
Date November 17 1950
Meeting no. 524
Code S/1907 (Document)
Subject The Palestine Question
Voting summary
9 voted for
None voted against
2 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 89, adopted on November 17, 1950, after receiving complaints from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Chief of Staff of the Truce Supervision Organization regarding the implementation of the Armistice Agreements designed to end the Arab-Israeli War the Council requested the Egypt-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission give urgent attention to a complaint of expulsion of thousands of Palestinian Arabs. The Council called upon both parties to give effect to any finding by the Commission, repatriating any such Arabs who the Commission believes to be entitled to return. The Council then authorized the Chief of Staff of the Truce Supervision Organization to recommend to Israel, Egypt and such other Arab States appropriate steps he may consider necessary to control the movement of nomadic Arabs across international frontiers or armistice lines by mutual agreement.

The Council called upon the governments concern to take no action involving the transfer of persons across international frontiers or armistice lines without prior consultation through the Commissions. The Council then requested that the Chief of Staff of the Truce Supervision Organization report to them at the end of ninety days, or before he deems it necessary on the compliance given to this resolution and upon the status of the operations of the various Commissions. The Council finally requested that he periodically submit to the Security Council reports of all the decisions made by the various Commissions and of the Special Committee provided for in article X, paragraph 4, of the Egyptian-Israel General Armistice Agreement.

The resolution passed with nine votes to none, with two abstentions from the Kingdom of Egypt and the Soviet Union.

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