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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Statement on Israel (1996).




Forty-eighth session
26 February - 15 March 1996

Statement of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
(adopted at its 1143rd meeting on 6 March 1996)

At its 1064th meeting on 16 August 1994, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination adopted its decision 3(45) expressing grave concern over terrorist acts victimizing certain racial, ethnic and national groups. It condemned all forms of terrorism and stressed the necessity of strengthening international cooperation to prevent such attacks.

In the same spirit the Committee condemns and denounces the recent terrorist acts in Israel resulting in the indiscriminate killing of innocent people.

The Committee joins the Secretary-General of the United Nations in calling on the international community to stand together, to speak out and to unite in action against all acts of terrorism. The Committee reiterates that there is no justification whatsoever for such acts.

The Committee expresses its resolute and full support for the Middle East peace process and for what has been so painstakingly achieved by Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the interests of the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.


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