Resolution 242 (1967)
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November 22, 2021
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Palestinian Timeline

Highlight | Five months after the start of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the UN Security Council passed resolution 242 on November 22 of the same year. The resolution, proposed by the British representative, said that Israel must withdraw “from territories occupied in the recent conflict”, in exchange for an end to the state of belligerency and recognition of the right of each state in the area to live in peace within secure borders. It also called for freedom of navigation in the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aqaba and a just settlement of the refugee problem. The resolution has been the basis of the principle of “land for peace”.

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