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United Nations Security Council Resolution 271 (1969)

A resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 15 September 1969 by a vote of 11 For, 0 Against, 4 Abstaining. Following arson committed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque by a mentally ill Australian national, the resolution stressed the sensitivity of the holy sites in Jerusalem. It also called upon Israel to comply with Resolutions 252 and 267, prohibiting actions aimed at changing the political status of the city, and with the Geneva Conventions, allowing the Supreme Moslem Council of Jerusalem to exercise authority over Muslim holy sites.