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Council resolutions, and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the Palestine refugees, and are in departure from the Road Map. The Ministers reaffirmed that the plan and the letters are unacceptable and cannot alter the terms of reference of the peace process nor alter the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. The Ministers called for the intensification of efforts by the Quartet and for the full and honest implementation of the Road Map. The Ministers further called on the Quartet to engage the Security Council, considering the Council’s Charter authority and its responsibilities for the maintenance of international peace and security.

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The Ministers expressed the necessity of upholding international law, international humanitarian law and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations with regard to the question of Palestine. In this regard, the Ministers reaffirmed the permanent responsibility of the United Nations, including the General Assembly and Security Council, towards the question of Palestine until it is resolved in all its aspects on the basis of international law. They called upon the United Nations not to reward illegal positions and intransigence and to increase its efforts towards the achievement of a just, comprehensive and lasting peace settlement and the achievement of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. They urged Member States to instruct their representatives to continuously follow up with such issues related to the United Nations and called for the continued support of the Committees and UN bodies relevant to the question of Palestine. The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to a peaceful solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and to the right of the Palestinian people to exercise self- determination and to sovereignty in their State, Palestine, with East Jerusalem, as its

capital.

In this regard, they welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly of

resolution 58/292 on the “Status of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”, and stressed the need for follow-up in ensuring that Israeli credentials to the United Nations do not cover the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including East Jerusalem.

Syrian Golan

  • 129.

    The Ministers reaffirmed that all measures and actions taken, or to be taken by Israel, the occupying power, such as its illegal decision of 14 December 1981 that purports to alter the legal, physical and demographic status of the occupied Syrian Golan and its institutional structure, as well as the Israeli measures to apply its jurisdiction and administration there, are null and void and have no legal effect. They also reaffirmed that all such measures and actions, including the illegality of Israeli settlement construction activities in the Occupied Syrian Golan since 1967 constitute a flagrant violation of international law, international conventions, the Charter and decisions of the United Nations, particularly Security Council resolution 497 (1981), the Fourth Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 on the Protection of Civilians in Time of War, and the defiance of will of the international community. They reiterated the Movement’s demand that Israel comply with Security Council resolution 497 (1981) and withdraw fully from the occupied Syrian Golan, to the lines of 4 June 1967, in implementation of Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, and that Israel adheres to the Madrid terms of reference based on the principle of land for peace, which are in their entirety considered to be a primary and basic element in the negotiation process that should be adhered to, including the immediate commencement of the demarcation of the 4 June 1967 line.

  • 130.

    The Ministers reaffirmed the NAM’s unwavering support and solidarity with the Syrian

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