United Nations Security Council Resolution 228

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 1311th meeting, by 14 votes to none with 1 abstention (New Zealand) on 25 November 1966

The Security Council,

Having heard the statements of the representatives of Jordan and Israel concerning the grave Israel military action which took place in the southern Hebron area on 13 November 1966,

Having noted the information provided by the Secretary-General concerning this military action in his statement of 16 November and also in his report of 18 November 1966,

Observing that this incident constituted a large-scale and carefully planned military action on the territory of Jordan by the armed forces of Israel,

Reaffirming the previous resolutions of the Security Council condemning the past incidents of reprisal in breach of the General Armistice Agreement between Israel and Jordan and of the United Nations Charter,

Recalling the repeated resolutions of the Security Council asking for the cessation of violent incidents across the demarcation line, and not overlooking past incidents of this nature,

Reaffirming the necessity for strict adherence to the General Armistice Agreement,

1. Deplores the loss of life and heavy damage to property resulting from the action of the Government of Israel on 13 November 1966;

2. Censures Israel for this large-scale military action in violation of the United Nations Charter and of the General Armistice Agreement between Israel and Jordan;

3. Emphasizes to Israel that actions of military reprisal cannot be tolerated and that, if they are repeated, the Security councils will have to consider further and more effective steps as envisaged in the Charter to ensure against the repetition of such acts;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the situation under review and to report to the Security Council as appropriate.

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