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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1402 (2002)

A resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 30 March 2002, by a vote of 14 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Syria). The resolution was adopted one day after the beginning of Operation Defensive Shield, a major Israeli operation during the Second Intifada. Recalling Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397, as well as the principles established at the 1991 Madrid Conference, the resolution called for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Palestinian cities, and the implementation of the Mitchell Recommendations and Tenet Plan. Failing to secure a ceasefire, the resolution was reiterated in Resolution 1403 several days later.