United Nations Security Council Resolution 280

United Nations Security Council Resolution 280 was adopted on May 19, 1970. After reaffirming its previous resolutions on the topic, the Council condemned Israel for its premeditated military action in violation of its obligations under the Charter. The resolution declared that such armed attacks could no longer be tolerated and that if they were the Council would consider taking adequate and effective steps in accordance with the Charter. The Council also deplored the loss of life and damage to property. The resolution came in the context of Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon.

UN Security Council
Resolution 280
Israel and Lebanon.JPG
Israel and Lebanon
DateMay 19 1970
Meeting no.1,542
CodeS/RES/280 (Document)
SubjectThe Situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
  • 11 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 4 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution was adopted with 11 votes; Colombia, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and the United States abstained from voting.

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