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The said resolution calls upon the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the members of the Security Council and the Quartet to shoulder their responsibilities and take immediate action to stop the ongoing Israeli genocidal war against the Palestinian people and provide them with the necessary international protection.
In view of the seriousness of the situation and the grave threat to security and peace in the region posed by this Israeli aggression, I urge you to act quickly to stop the Israeli military operations and to take a definitive stance regarding the crimes being committed by the Israeli occupying forces against the Palestinian people.
Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Considering the telephone call received by the Secretary-General during the Council meeting from Mr. Yasser Arafat, President of the State of Palestine, concerning the grave situation in the occupied Palestinian territory,
And having heard the proposal submitted by the Representative of the State of Palestine and the interventions of the heads of delegations,
1. To charge the Arab Group in the United Nations to seize the General Assembly and/or the Security Council of the matter on an urgent basis in order to stop the ongoing Israeli genocidal war against the Palestinian people and request that the necessary international protection be provided for them in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and international law;
2. To demand that the Quartet shoulder its responsibilities and take immediate action with a view to taking a decisive stand to stop the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people;
3. To request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to present a report on the heinous crimes and aggressive practices of Israel against the Palestinian people;
4. To urge States, organizations and associations, including the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, to offer immediate assistance to the Palestinian people in coping with the grave humanitarian situation that confronts them.
(Cairo: No. 6477 — Extraordinary session — 3 October 2004)