Israeli Attacks in the Gaza Strip: United Nations Security Council Resolution, March 29, 1955 (1)

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions of 15 July 1948, 11 August 1949, (2) 17 November 1950, 18 May 1951 and 25 [24] November 1953;

Having heard the report of the Chief of Staff of the Truce Supervision Organization and statements by the Representatives of Egypt and Israel;

Noting that the Egyptian-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission on 6 March 1955 determined that a "prearranged and planned attack ordered by Israeli authorities" was "committed by Israeli regular army forces against the Egyptian regular army force" in the Gaza Strip on February 28th, 1955;

Condemns this attack as a violation of the cease-fire provisions of the Security Council resolution of 15 July 1948 and as inconsistent with the obligations of the parties under the General Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel and under the Charter;

Calls again upon Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent such actions;

Expresses its conviction that the maintenance of the General Armistice Agreement is threatened by any deliberate violation of that Agreement by one of the parties to it, and that no progress towards the return of permanent peace in Palestine can be made unless the parties comply strictly with their obligations under the General Armistice Agreement and the cease-fire provisions of its resolution of July 15, 1948.

(1) U.N. doc. S/3378, Mar. 28, 1955; See also Ambassador Lodge's statements of Mar. 29, 1955; Department of State Bulletin, Apr. 18, 1955, pp. 659-661. For background discussion, see Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly Covering the Period from 16 July 1954 to 15 July 1955 (A/2935), pp. 8-10. Back

(2) S/INF/3, Feb. 1, 1950, pp. 14-15. Back

American Foreign Policy 1950-1955
Basic Documents Volumes I and II
Department of State Publication 6446
General Foreign Policy Series 117
Washington, DC : U.S. Governemnt Printing Office, 1957

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