Israel hevder at muren er nødvendig for å ivareta israelernes sikkerhet, og Israels visestatsminister sier de vil fortsette arbeidet med muren.
Dette skjer trass i at FNs hovedforsamling nå krever at Israel stanser byggingen av muren. Bare USA, Marshalløyene og Mikronesia stemte imot, sammen med Israel.
144 land stemte for resolusjonen natt til i dag norsk tid, fire land stemte imot og 12 land avsto fra å stemme. USA, Israel, Marshalløyene og Mikronesia var landene som stemte imot, mens alle 15 EU-land stemte for.
Resolusjonen krever at Israel stanser og reverserer byggingen av muren i det okkuperte palestinske området, og betegner den som et brudd på folkeretten.
Muren på Vestbredden går langt inn på palestinsk territorium. (Foto: AFP/Scanpix)
Gjerde eller mur?
Byggingen av den åtte meter høye muren på Vestbredden begynte i juni 2002.
Israelerne kaller den et "sikkerhetsgjerde", bygget for å hindre selvmordsbombere adgang til Israel. Palestinerne kaller den en "apartheidmur".
Muren, eller gjerdet, er ikke bygget langs våpenhvilelinjen fra 1948, men går enkelte steder seks kilometer inn på palestinske områder.
Teksten som ble vedtatt i FNs hovedforsamling er som følger:
ILLEGAL ISRAELI ACTIONS IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM AND THE REST OF THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
RECALLING its relevant resolutions, including resolutions of the tenth emergency special session,
RECALLING Security Council resolutions 242 (1067) of 22 November, 1967, 267 (1969) of 3 July, 1969, 298 (1971) of 25 September, 1971,446 (1979) of 22 March, 1979, 452 (1979) of 20 July, 1979, 465 (1980) of 1 March, 1980, 476 (1989) of 30 June 1980, 478 (1980) of 20 August, 1980, 904 (1994) of 18 March, 1994, 1073 (1996) of 28 September, 1996, and 1397 (2002) of 12 March, 2002,
REAFFIRMING the principle of the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,
REAFFIRMING its vision of a region where two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders,
CONDEMNING all acts of violence, terrorism and destruction,
CONDEMNING in particular the suicide bombings and their recent intensification with the attack in Haifa,
CONDEMNING also the bomb attack in the Gaza Strip which resulted in the death of three American security officers,
DEPLORING the extra-judicial killings and their recent intensification, in particular the attack yesterday in Gaza,
STRESSING the urgency of ending the current violent situation on the ground, the need to end the occupation that began in 1967, and the need to achieve peace based on the vision of two states mentioned above,
PARTICULARLY CONCERNED that the route marked out for the wall under construction by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, could prejudge future negotiations and make the two-State solution physically impossible to implement and would cause further humanitarian hardship to the Palestinians,
REITERATING its call upon Israel, the occupying power, to fully and effectively respect the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949,
REITERATING its opposition to settlement activities in the Occupied Territories and to any activities involving the confiscation of land, disruption of the livelihood of protected persons and the de facto annexation of land;
1. DEMANDS that Israel stop and reverse the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, which is in departure of the Armistice Line of 1949 and is in contradiction to relevant provisions of international law;
2. CALLS ON both parties to fulfill their obligations under relevant provisions of the Road Map; the Palestinian Authority to undertake visible efforts on the ground to arrest, disrupt, and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks; the Government of Israel to take no actions undermining trust, including deportations and attacks on civilians and extra-judicial killings;
3. REQUESTS the Secretary-General to report on compliance with this resolution periodically, with the first report on compliance with operative paragraph 1 to be submitted within one month and upon receipt of which further actions should be considered, if necessary, within the United Nations system;
4. DECIDES to adjourn the tenth emergency special session temporarily and to authorize the current President of the General Assembly to resume its meeting upon request from Member States.