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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1402
Resolution 1403 (2002)
April 4, 2002
The Security Council,
Reaffirming its resolutions 1397 (2002) of 12 March 2002 and 1402 (2002) of 30 March
Gravely concerned at the further deterioration of the situation on the ground and noting that
resolution 1402 (2002) has not yet been implemented.
1.Demands the implementation of its resolution 1402 (2002) without delay;
Source: The United Nations
2.Welcomes the mission of the U.S. Secretary of State to the region, as well as efforts
by others, in particular the special envoys from the United States, the Russian
Federation, the European Union and the United Nations Special Coordinator, to bring
about a comprehensive, just and lasting peace to the Middle East;
3.Requests the Secretary-General to follow the situation and keep the Council
4.Decides to remain seized of the matter.
Resolution 1402 was adopted after a series of suicide bombings in Israel provoked Israel to send troops
into the Palestinian Authority and surround Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah. Resolution 1402 (2002) was
adopted by a vote of 14 in favour to none against with Syria not taking part in the vote because it did not feel the
resolution was harsh enough in its condemnation of Israel. The resolution is noteworthy because it expresses
"grave concern" for the suicide attacks against Israel, probably the closest the Security Council has ever come to
condemning a terrorist attack against Israel.