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UN Security Council

Resolution 2334

  • December 23, 2016:

    The Security Council,

    Reaffirming
    its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), and 1850 (2008),

    Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming, inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,

    Reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice,

    Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions,

    Expressing grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines,

    Recalling the obligation under the Quartet Roadmap, endorsed by its resolution 1515 (2003), for a freeze by Israel of all settlement activity, including "natural growth", and the dismantlement of all settlement outposts erected since March 2001,

    Recalling also the obligation under the Quartet roadmap for the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities, including the confiscation of illegal weapons,

    Condemning all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction,

    Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders,

    Stressing that the status quo is not sustainable and that significant steps, consistent with the transition contemplated by prior agreements, are urgently needed in order to (i) stabilize the situation and to reverse negative trends on the ground, which are steadily eroding the two-State solution and entrenching a one-State reality, and (ii) to create the conditions for successful final status negotiations and for advancing the two-State solution through those negotiations and on the ground,

    1. Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;

    2. Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;

    3. Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

    4. Stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution, and calls for affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground that are imperilling the two-State solution;

    5. Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 of this resolution, to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967;

    6. Calls for immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction, calls for accountability in this regard, and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including through existing security coordination, and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism;

    7. Calls upon both parties to act on the basis of international law, including international humanitarian law, and their previous agreements and obligations, to observe calm and restraint, and to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, with the aim, inter alia, of de-escalating the situation on the ground, rebuilding trust and confidence, demonstrating through policies and actions a genuine commitment to the two-State solution, and creating the conditions necessary for promoting peace;

    8. Calls upon all parties to continue, in the interest of the promotion of peace and security, to exert collective efforts to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues in the Middle East peace process and within the time frame specified by the Quartet in its statement of 21 September 2010;

    9. Urges in this regard the intensification and acceleration of international and regional diplomatic efforts and support aimed at achieving, without delay a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Roadmap and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967; and underscores in this regard the importance of the ongoing efforts to advance the Arab Peace Initiative, the initiative of France for the convening of an international peace conference, the recent efforts of the Quartet, as well as the efforts of Egypt and the Russian Federation;

    10. Confirms its determination to support the parties throughout the negotiations and in the implementation of an agreement;

    11. Reaffirms its determination to examine practical ways and means to secure the full implementation of its relevant resolutions;

    12. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three months on the implementation of the provisions of the present resolution;

    13. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Reports Under Resolution 2334

  • September 25, 2017: Third Report, on behalf of the Secretary-General, on the implementation of Resolution 2334

    "Today I devote my regular briefing to the Council to reporting, on behalf of the Secretary-General, on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 (2016) during the period from 20 June to 20 September...During the reporting period, Israel did not 'cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard,' as called for by the resolution...The United Nations considers all settlement activities to be illegal under international law and an impediment to peace. Resolution 2334 states that the international community will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed to by the parties themselves through negotiations...During the reporting period there have been no developments related to Member States' distinguishing, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories it occupied in 1967."

  • June 20, 2017: Second Report, on Behalf of the Secretary-General, on the Implementation of Resolution 2334

    "[T]oday I devote my regular briefing to the Council to reporting on behalf of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 2334 during the period from the 25th of March to the 19th of June... Mr. President, Resolution 2334 calls on Israel to take, I quote, 'steps to cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.' No such steps have been taken during the reporting period... The United Nations considers all settlement activities to be illegal under international law... Returning to the resolution, Mr. President, during the reporting period, there have been no developments related to Member States' distinguishing in their relevant dealings between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied in 1967."

  • March 24, 2017: First Report, on Behalf of the Secretary-General, on the Implementation of Resolution 2334

    "Today I devote my regular briefing to the Council on the Situation in the Middle East to reporting, on behalf of the Secretary-General, on the implementation of resolution 2334.

    In this first report, I will focus on developments on the ground in accordance with the provisions of the resolution, including on regional and international efforts to advocate and advance the peace process...

    During the reporting period there have been no developments related to Member States' distinguishing, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied in 1967...

    Settlement expansion undermines the very essence of the two state solution. Resolution 2334 states that the international community will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those changes that are agreed by the parties through negotiations..."

Other UN Documents on Resolution 2334

  • September 5, 2017: Draft Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People for the 72nd Session of the General Assembly, A/AC.183/2017/CRP.2

    "8. On 23 December, the Security Council passed the landmark resolution 2334 (2016)...The resolution reaffirmed that establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity...
    ...
    61. On 22 March 2017, the Bureau met with the new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...In particular, the Bureau requested the Secretary-General to make full use of one of the main tools currently at his disposal – his quarterly reports on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 (2016).

    62. On 18 May, the Committee conveyed its position on the quarterly report by the Secretary-General on implementation of resolution 2334 (2016) via an official letter to the Secretary-General, namely that the report should be substantive, in writing, and clearly indicate whether or not relevant parties are in compliance with the provisions of the resolution.
    ...
    103. The Committee urges the Security Council, which has a primary responsibility for maintaining peace and security under the Charter, and the General Assembly to play a constructive role in ensuring fullest accountability and implementation of the longstanding parameters for peace reiterated in the relevant UN resolutions for resolving the conflict. Positive consideration should be given to all proposals that endeavor to overcome the current impasse. In this regard, the Committee welcomes the adoption of Security Council resolution 2334 (2016) which reaffirmed the illegality of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, and called for urgent steps to reverse negative trends on the ground which are steadily eroding the two-State solution, thus generating a unique momentum for peace which needs to be maintained. In the context of paragraph 12 of the resolution, the Committee requests the Secretary-General to present his third and subsequent reports to the Council on the implementation of the resolution's provisions in a written format and to propose practical ways and means to hold Israel accountable for its illegal settlement activitIes and other violations.
    ...
    109. The Committee underscores the responsibility of States and private entities not to contribute to grave Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, particularly in respect of settlements in the OPT, including East Jerusalem. It looks forward to the establishment of a database of all actors conducting business in areas under Israeli military occupation, as mandated by Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/31/L.38 of 2016. Within the context of this resolution as well as paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2334 (2016) calling upon states to 'distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied in 1967', the Committee urges further steps by Governments, private businesses and other relevant bodies including the European Union, to dissociate themselves from policies which directly or indirectly grant legitimacy or support illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the occupation at large."

Other Resolutions

  • August 20, 1980: UN Security Council Resolution, "Territories occupied by Israel," S/RES/478(1980)

    "The Security Council,
    ...
    1. Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the 'basic law' on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions;
    ...
    5. Decides not to recognize the "basic law" and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem and calls upon: (a) All Member States to accept this decision; (b) Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City;"

    Adopted by a vote of 14 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention (U.S.)

  • March 1, 1980: UN Security Council Resolution, "Territories occupied by Israel," S/RES/465(1980)

    "The Security Council,
    ...
    7. Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connexion with settlements in the occupied territories;"

    Adopted by a vote of 14 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention (U.S.)

Statements at the Security Council

  • October 18, 2017. Palestinian Representative (Riyad Mansour) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    [W]e continue to call for an end to all Israeli settlement activities in occupied Palestine in line with Resolution 2334 and all relevant provisions of the law. Consistent with international consensus and calls in this regard, we are adamant that only an end to the Israeli colonization of our land and reversal of these illegal actions can salvage the two-state solution on the 1967 lines and advance the cause of peace and security...[W]e thus also continue our appeals to all states to back their calls for a complete and immediate end to Israeli settlement campaign, and their commitment to the two-state solution with practical measures, including in regard to distinction as called for in Operative Paragraph 5 of Resolution 2334. Israel is the occupying power and not in any way the sovereign-not in any way the sovereign in the Palestinian territory since 1967, including East Jerusalem, and must be treated as such... [S]ince Israel persists with its flagrant violations, as documented in the three reports by the Secretary-General thus far on the implementation of Resolution 2334, such measures by states and organizations and by the Council itself are essential for ensuring accountability and for saving the small potential left for achieving the two-state solution."

  • October 18, 2017. Sweden (Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "We reiterate that settlements constitute a flagrant violation of international law, and are contrary to numerous Security Council resolutions, including 2334... Mr. President, in the context of achieving a two-state solution, we'd like to recall that Security Council Resolutions 2334, "calls upon all states to distinguish in their relevant dealings between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967." In line with this, the European Union has a policy regarding settlement products. Furthermore, all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must explicitly indicate the inapplicability to the occupied territories. This policy does not constitute a boycott of Israel. We hope that the UN will be able to report on developments regarding this in the next reporting period, related to the implementation of Resolution 2334."

  • October 18, 2017. Bolivia (Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "Lastly, we would express our expectation that the next quarterly year report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 2334 should appear in writing making it possible for us not only to prepare our statements on the basis of this report as well as seeing the progress in its implementation."

  • October 18, 2017. France (François Delattre, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "We condemn the settlements, which is illegal under international law. It's stated clearly in 2334...Within the European Union, this approach is translated into the clauses which exclude the Israeli settlements from the benefits of the agreements we signed with Israel and through the specific recommendations on indicating the origin of the goods coming from the settlements. Let's be clear here; this distinction is also requested under Resolution 2334 of the Security Council."

  • October 18, 2017. Venezuela (Samuel Moncada, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs) on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "We call for the intensification of international and regional efforts to support this objective while recalling the responsibilities of the Security Council and General Assembly, including as most recently affirmed in Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016, which was strongly welcomed and supported by the Movement. We believe that this resolution provides the most viable path... In this regard, Member States of the Movement strongly condemn the recent provocative decisions of Israel, the occupying power, to proceed with its settlement activities in grave breach of international law and direct and deliberate violation of the relevant United Nations resolutions, including Security Council Resolution 2334."

  • October 18, 2017. Iran (Gholamali Khoshroo, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "Israeli entire history starts with illegal occupation of the Palestinian land and is full of aggression against its neighbors and other countries in the Middle East at least 14 times since 1948. This regime arrogantly and flagrantly continues to violate at least 86 resolutions adopted by this Council, starting from Resolution 54 to the Resolution 2334. These violations happened under the total impunity this regime is enjoying."

  • October 18, 2017. Indonesia (Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "We reiterate that the time has come to bring this conflict to an end. Recalling the [vital] Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016, we again call for the full-full implementation of this Resolution S2334/2016. In its wisdom, as it cast its vision on the road to peace in the resolution, the Council rejected Israel's establishment of settlements in the Palestinian territory, occupied since 1967, categorically denouncing them as illegal and a flagrant violation of international law...Madam President, we therefore express our dismay that up until this open meeting, Member States of the United Nations have not received from the Secretary-General a substantive report as demanded by the Resolution detailing its implementation. In effect, three of those quarterly reports have now been-not been forwarded. My delegation recalls, Mr. President, that-Madam President, that only months after the adoption of Resolution 2334, the government of Israel announced the construction of the West Bank-of the first new settlements in two decades. This policy derailed the authority of this Council, and particularly the substance of 2334. Failure by the United Nation to take measures in its implementation and to report diligently when expected at the due time can only yield to Israel the misplaced confidence in the error of its ways, and encourage to continue to undermine the just and lasting solution in this stage in the two-state solution."

  • October 18, 2017. Peru (Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "Peru, a country which is committed to multilateralism and to the development of international law, attaches the highest importance to compliance with the resolutions of the Security Council, such as 2334, which urges Israel to cease its settlement practices, its practices of house demolitions and evictions in the occupied territories since 1967, including East Jerusalem. Peru notes with concern the reports by Mr. Mladenov with saying that these practices have intensified in the course of this year."

  • October 18, 2017. Kuwait (Mansour Ayyad Sh. Alotaibi, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "The illegal plans and policies that aim at Judaizing the Holy City, distorting its national Arab identity and altering its demographic composition in addition to isolating it from its Palestinian environment continue, let alone the expansion-illegal and illegitimate expansion-of settler activities in the Palestinian territories, despite the numerous resolutions of the Security Council which condemned Israeli practices and confirmed its illegality, the last of which is Security Council Resolution 2334. Faced with this, the international community stands incapable of bringing the occupying force to comply with its resolution. It's disconcerting to witness the disdain by the occupying power for your Council and its resolutions, which are supposed to be enforceable under Article 25 of the Charter...We in Kuwait, as we are about to enter the Security Council as an elected member for 2018 and 2019, would like to stress that we will continue to support the Palestinian question and to continue to bring pressure to bear on Israel, the occupying power, so that it will desist forthwith from policies that run counter to international legitimacy and international agreements, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, to bring Israel to respect and implement Security Council resolutions, particularly 2334..."

  • October 18, 2017. Vice Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Permanent Representative of Cuba) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "There is a consensus that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, not only violate international law, but also dangerously imperil the viability of the two-state solution. Security Council Resolution 2334, 2016, provides Member States with the tools to reverse the negative trends on the ground, to salvage the two-state solution and to advance the cause of peace and security as per the Council's Charter mandate."

  • October 18, 2017. Maldives (Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "The Maldives also welcomes the third report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 2334, and support the calls for substantive written reports in support of the Council's duties to advance the resolution's objectives. We believe that proper documentation is necessary, especially when Israel as the occupying power continues to disregard-continues to disregard the Council's legally binding resolutions."

  • October 18, 2017. Malaysia (Nur Ashikin Mohd Taib) at the 8072nd meeting of the Security Council

    "Madame President, on the 25th September 2017, the third report on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2334 2016 for the period of 20th June to the 20th of September was presented verbally by Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. In the presentation of the report, we heard yet again a blatant disregard of the call for implementation of provisions in the resolution, including increase in rate of settlement activity. We remain disappointed at the continued illegal Israeli settlements, which reflect gross violations of Palestinian human rights and a blatant disregard of the provisions outlined in the Security Council Resolution 2334. When the Security Council finally decided to take action to preserve the two-state solution in December 2016, we did not expect to see a continued disregard on the responsibility to steward the implementation of the resolution. During the NAM ministerial meeting on Palestine in September, we recall that the political declaration had highlighted the importance of the Secretary-General's reports on the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2334. And as such, we are committed to support the movement to institutionalize this position and explicitly outline measures to ensure that noncompliance is addressed."

  • August 22, 2017. Bolivia (Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Permanent Representative) at the 8028th meeting of the Security Council

    "Once again, we express our commitment to the immediate and timely implementation of resolution 2334, and we again call for the next report to be circulated in advance and in writing to the members of the Council for their thorough consideration. In that context, all settlement activities being carried out by the Government of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories must cease, as well as any expansionist activities that undermine any possibility of dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis."

  • July 25, 2017. Palestinian representative (Riyad Mansour) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "This occupation, entrenched and sustained by Israel's illegal policies and practices over the decades, is the context and harsh reality in which all of these disturbing developments are taking place. And all of it is happening against the backdrop of the Council's adoption of resolution 2334 - a resolution that was unequivocal as to the occupied status of the Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since 1967 and the illegality of all measures aimed at altering the demography, character and status of that territory. Resolution 2334 determined a clear path away from conflict and towards peace. We must not allow the occupying Power to continue dragging us in the opposite direction. In the absence of serious steps to implement resolution 2334, and in the absence of any consequences for Israel's flagrant disrespect of the resolution, the occupying Power has not only persisted with its violations..."

  • July 25, 2017. Bolivia (Pedro Luis Inchauste Jordan, Minister Counselor) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "We express once again our commitment to the immediate implementation of resolution 2334, and we encourage all members of the Security Council to join forces for its implementation without further delay."

  • July 25, 2017. Uruguay (Elbio Rosselli, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "It is regrettable that, seven months after the adoption of resolution 2334, little progress has been made in its implementation..."

  • July 25, 2017. China (Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "China calls for the effective implementation of resolution 2334."

  • July 25, 2017. Pakistan (Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "A viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine on the basis of the internationally agreed parameters and the pre-1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, is the only sustainable guarantee of enduring peace in the Middle East. There is nothing more inimical to this vision than the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Yet there has been a substantial increase in settlement-related activities in the occupied lands. This trend is emblematic of the blatant Israeli disregard for international law and the collective will of the international community, including resolution 2334."

  • July 25, 2017. Peru (Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "Peru emphasizes the importance of complying with resolution 2334, adopted in December 2016, which urges Israel to cease settlement building in the territories it has occupied since 1967."

  • July 25, 2017. Iran (Mr. Al Habib, Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "The Israeli regime has continued to arrogantly and flagrantly violate dozens of Security Council resolutions, from resolution 54 to resolution 2334, as well as many other resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and specialized United Nations agencies on illegal settlement activities."

  • July 25, 2017. European Union (Joanne Adamson, Chargé d'Affaires) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "Resolution 2334, while reaffirming all of the Council's relevant previous resolutions since 1967, reiterated the key threats to the viability of the two-State solution, notably the continued Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem."

  • July 25, 2017. Namibia (Linda Anne Scott, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "Namibia also calls on Israel to desist from building settlements in violation of previous agreements and United Nations resolutions, including resolution 2334, which is a continued affront to the dignity and property ownership of the Palestinian people."

  • July 25, 2017. Indonesia (Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "Today, once again, we reaffirm our faith in resolution 2334 of December 2016, and call for its full and unfettered implementation. One should recall that, in the quest to eliminate obstacles on the road to peace, the Council in its wisdom has rejected Israel's establishment of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. It has declared the settlements not simply to be illegal and a flagrant violation of international law, but also a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and to a just, lasting and comprehensive peace. Regrettably, not only has Israel continued to defy the Council, but we, as Member States, have yet to receive the substantive published report of the Secretary-General concerning the implementation of the resolution. We join all those who believe that this is a minimum standard in moving forward."

  • July 25, 2017. Kuwait (Mansour Ayyad Alotaibi, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "We call on the international community to implement the relevant resolutions, particularly resolution 2334 and those resolutions that condemn land-grabbing and settlements and call for an end to Israeli occupation."

  • July 25, 2017. South Africa (Ephraim Leshala Mminele, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "South Africa calls for the effective and immediate implementation of resolution 2334, which reaffirms that Israeli illegal settlements have no legal validity, that they constitute a flagrant violation under international law and that they are a major obstacle to the vision of two States..."

  • July 25, 2017. Nicaragua (María Rubiales de Chamorro, Permanent Representative) as Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "Moreover, the Committee has repeatedly spoken out about the illegality of Israel's settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which remain a major obstacle to achieving peace and a serious violation of international law. Paragraph 2 of resolution 2334 expressly calls on Israel to "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem". Regrettably, the recent announcement by the Israeli Government concerning an additional 4,000 dwellings reveals a total lack of respect for the Council's demands and a total lack of accountability or progress in the implementation of resolution 2334. The momentum generated by the resolution must not be squandered, and the Council must fully utilize its accountability mechanisms to ensure the full implementation of its resolutions, including resolution 2334, which in paragraph 12 "[r]equests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three months on the implementation of the provisions of the... resolution". While the two informative briefings to date have highlighted what has been common knowledge for many years - namely, Israel's ongoing flagrant violations of international law - by way of oral statements, the Committee calls on the Secretary-General to issue written reports in the future and provide practical recommendations to ensure Israel's accountability."

  • July 25, 2017. Syria (Bashar Ja'afari, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "The holy esplanade of Jerusalem is under occupation and exploited by the Israeli occupying forces. Given the ongoing situation around the holy sites, the Security Council must more than ever do more than merely express it condemnation and concern. The Council must fully assume its responsibility to ensure the immediate implementation of all of its resolutions relevant to ending the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories, including resolution 2334, on the illegitimacy of the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem."

  • July 25, 2017. Malaysia (Kennedy Mayong Onon, Minister Counselor) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "We recall the pronouncement by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people, asking for the quarterly report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2334 to be produced in writing. The report must outline where the parties were in compliance. In cases of non-compliance, concrete measures must be detailed to ensure the full and effective implementation and enforcement of the resolution."

  • July 25, 2017. Uzbekistan (Bakhtiyor Ibragimov, Permanent Representative) on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "[T]he OIC reaffirms that the continuation of the Israeli settlement policy will undermine the territorial integrity, viability and contiguity of a future Palestinian State, notwithstanding the fact that settlement activities are illegal acts constituting flagrant violations of international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions, including, in particular resolution 2334, which unequivocally demands an end to all such activities. The Council must act to uphold its responsibilities to end Israeli settlement activities, which have been manifestly and deliberately stepped up in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially in and around East Jerusalem. While the OIC welcomes the second report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2334, as orally delivered to the Security Council by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, we call once again for the submission of a meaningful written report so as to ensure the proper documentation of the implementation of the resolution's provisions, given Israel's continued flagrant disrespect of the Council and its resolutions."

  • July 25, 2017. Venezuela (Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, Permanent Representative) on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "We call for increased international and regional efforts to support that goal, all while recalling the responsibilities of the Security Council and the General Assembly on the matter, including responsibilities that were recently reaffirmed in resolution 2334, which was welcomed and endorsed by the Movement in its communiqué dated 27 December 2016."

  • July 25, 2017. Botswana (Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Permanent Representative) at the 8011th meeting of the Security Council

    "We believe that previous actions of the Council since 1967, including the adoption of resolution 242, resolution 338 and most recently resolution 2334 are positive steps in the right direction on the path towards delegitimizing the Israeli settlements and reiterating the call for the achievement of a two-State solution."

  • June 20, 2017. Lakhdar Brahimi, member of "the Elders", at the 7977th meeting of the Security Council

    "If the Council could make such a visit [to Israel and "Palestine"], its members would see how urgent it is to enforce the many binding resolutions that the Council has adopted since the June 1967 war, starting with resolutions 242 and 338 and including the most recent, resolution 2334, which focused on the illegality of settlement building."

  • June 20, 2017. Uruguay (Elbio Rosselli, Permanent Representative) at the 7977th meeting of the Security Council

    "Uruguay welcomes the presentation of the second report on the implementation of resolution 2334. We regret that there is no accompanying written report, as it contains a great deal of information that requires a careful reading...six months ago, the Security Council adopted resolution 2334, aimed at stabilizing and reversing negative trends on the ground that jeopardize the prospects of peace and the two-State solution. It was a clear demonstration of the importance that the international community places on the peaceful and successful conclusion of this process. Despite that, to date, Israel has stepped up its announcements to continue its settlement policy in the occupied territories..."

  • June 20, 2017. Sweden (Carl Skau, Representative) at the 7977th meeting of the Security Council

    "It is therefore vital that the issue of settlements be addressed without delay... In line with resolution 2334 (2016), we also call on all States to distinguish between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied in 1967 in their dealings."

  • June 20, 2017. Ahmed Aboul Ghent, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, at the 7977th meeting of the Security Council

    "Resolution 2334 in December 2016, which has witnessed unprecedented unanimity and after a lack of addressing the conflict for a long time, was a step in the right direction on the path of de-legitimizing the settlements of Israel and through increasing the pressure on Israel to change the course. Other resolutions must follow suit, particularly that the resolution-request from the Secretary-General to submit a report on its implementation every three months..."

  • May 26, 2017. Bolivia (Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Permanent Representative) at the 7953rd meeting of the Security Council

    "Finally, we wish to reiterate our request that the quarterly report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2334 (2016) appear in writing, so that we can see a detailed report of the progress made, or the lack thereof, as well as current maps of all occupied Palestinian territories in which Israel has established settlements. Bolivia reaffirms its firm commitment to resolution 2334 (2016) and urges all Council members to pool their efforts to ensure its implementation without further delay. We believe that all resolutions adopted by the Council must be implemented with due rigor and commitment, with the single goal of ensuring international peace and security."

  • April 20, 2017. Palestinian representative (Riyad Mansour) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "Once again, we call for full respect of resolution 2334. In that connection, we welcome the Secretary-General's report pursuant to the resolution, as orally delivered on 24 March 2017. Yet, we reiterate the expectation for written reports to ensure proper documentation of the implementation of the resolution's provisions and of the developments promoting or obstructing its objectives...We condemn Israel's disrespect of Security Council decisions, as evidenced in its flagrant violations of resolution 2334."

  • April 20, 2017. Sweden (Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "Sweden strongly condemns the so-called regularisation law...That law, as well as the Israeli announcements regarding thousands of new illegal settlements units on occupied land and the decision to establish the first new settlement on the West Bank in over 20 years, constitute flagrant violations of international law, as stated in resolution 2334."

  • April 20, 2017. Bolivia (Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "The States Members of the United Nations must focus on this situation and on the implementation of resolution 2334. We reiterate our request that the next quarterly report have a written format and contain in detail an assessment of the status of implementation of the resolution. Similarly, as we have done in the past, we reiterate the need for the report to be enriched with detailed maps of the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. We believe that it is an unavoidable responsibility of the members of the Security Council to act without delay to ensure that Israel cease its illegal settlement activities..."

  • April 20, 2017. Venezuela (Mr. Moncada), speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "Resolution 2334 was strongly welcomed and endorsed by NAM in its communiqué dated 27 December 2016. The Non-Aligned Movement continues to call for the resolution to be respected and implemented, stressing that it remains central to redressing the situation on the ground, de-escalating tensions and fostering an appropriate environment for the pursuit of peace. In this regard, we welcome the first report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2334, as orally delivered to the Security Council by Mr. Nikolay Mladenov. However, we reiterate the need for a substantive written report to be presented in fulfilment of the Council's responsibilities and in support of its duties to advance the resolution's objectives, especially in the light of Israel's continued indifference towards the Security Council and its resolutions."

  • April 20, 2017. Jordan (Sima Bahous, Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "We call on Israel to implement the various legitimate international instruments, of which the most recent is resolution 2334, which calls for halting all settlement activities..."

  • April 20, 2017. Liechtenstein (Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "Those settlements are illegal, in particular under the Geneva Conventions, and the Council has expressed itself accordingly in its resolution 2334."

  • April 20, 2017. Morocco (Abderrazzak Laassel, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "Indeed, settlement expansion prevents concrete progress in achieving a two-State solution, and that has been the case even after the adoption of resolution 2334 last December, which Morocco welcomed."

  • April 20, 2017. Brazil(Mr. Vieira) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "As the Council reaffirmed most recently in resolution 2334, all settlement activities are illegal under international law and represent one of the main obstacles to peace between Israel and Palestine."

  • April 20, 2017. Pakistan (Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "In adopting resolution 2334, the Security Council sent an unequivocal signal to Israel that the settlements in occupied Palestinian territory have no legal validity and remain the major stumbling block to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East."

  • April 20, 2017. Iran (Gholamali Khoshroo, Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "The Israeli regime has flagrantly violated at least 86 of the resolutions adopted by the Security Council in response to the Israeli regime's repeated acts of aggression and illegal occupation. One can also cite its well-documented atrocities, apartheid policies and war crimes against the Palestinian people. Its violations started with resolution 54 (1948) and, so far, have extended to resolution 2334 on illegal settlement activities."

  • April 20, 2017. Namibia (Neville Melvin Gertze,, Permanent Representative) as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "The Committee notes with regret the spike in illegal settlements and other activities cited in the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2334 and expresses its expectation that future reports will be in a written format and include recommendations that will, inter alia, hold to account those who violate the resolution and compel compliance with its provisions."

  • April 20, 2017. Nicaragua (Jaime Hermida Castillo, Deputy Permanent Representative) at the 7929th meeting of the Security Council

    "We must make particular mention of the urgent need to implement Security Council resolution 2334 in order to ensure the viability of the twoState solution, which, after 70 years, would ultimately restore the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people."