Declaration adopted by the Co-ordinating Committee of the Non-Aligned Countries
The Co-ordinating Committee of the Non-Aligned Countries in the United Nations (New York) condemns most strongly the vicious and terrorist Israeli air raids against defenceless villages and Palestinian refugee camps, killing many innocent civilians, women, children and elderly persons, which constitutes a new brazen act of aggression against Lebanon, a peaceful and non-aligned country, and a further act of violent persecution of the Palestinian population.
In undertaking this violent and provocative action - particularly at a time when there is a significant forward movement, reflected in the adoption of Security Council resolution 38l (1975) (which was proposed by the non-aligned members of the Council), in according the PLO its rightful place in all efforts for peace in the Middle East - Israel has once again demonstrated its stubborn and persistent refusal to join the international community in seeking a lasting and just settlement of the crisis.
Its acts of aggression are dangerously increasing tension in the region, directly threatening international peace and security - and have rightly met with general outrage and condemnation in the world.
The Co-ordinating Committee urges that the international community, the United Nations, and all peace-keeping countries, undertake necessary measures to effectively make Israel desist from repetition of its aggressive acts and to comply forthwith with the United Nations resolution.
It asks the Security Council to condemn this act of aggression and to take steps to restrain Israel from pursuing its policy of launching attacks on its neighbours and terrorizing the Palestinian refugees.