Question of Palestine home
14 May 1997
Original: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Items 10, 11, 12, 19, 31, 33, 35, 39,
40, 45, 56, 58, 81, 82, 84, 85, 87,
96, 102, 109, 110 and 151 of the
Letter dated 7 May 1997 from the Permanent Representative
of Pakistan to the United Nations addressed to the
I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the texts of the following final declarations which were adopted by the Sovereign Heads of State and Government of the Organization of the Islamic Conference at the extraordinary session of the Islamic Summit, held in Islamabad on 23 March 1997, to coincide with the golden jubilee celebrations of the independence of Pakistan:
(a) Islamabad Declaration;
(b) Special Declaration on the cause of Palestine, Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Arab-Israeli conflict;
(c) Special Declaration on Jammu and Kashmir;
(d) Declaration on the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Pakistan.
I should be grateful if the present letter, together with its enclosures, could be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under items 10, 11, 12, 19, 31, 33, 35, 39, 40, 45, 56, 58, 81, 82, 84, 85, 87, 96, 102, 109, 110 and 151 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.
) Ahmad KAMAL
BISMILLAH AR RAHMAN AR RAHIM
ON THE CAUSE OF PALESTINE, AL-QUDS AL-SHARIF
AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
ADOPTED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE
ISLAMABAD, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN
14 DHUL QI'DAH 1417H (23 MARCH (1997)
We, the Sovereigns, Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, assembled in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Sunday 13 Dhul Qi'dah 1417H, corresponding to 23 March 1997, for the Extraordinary session of the Islamic Summit, having reviewed the serious situation
prevailing in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and Palestine and which constitutes the central cause of the Islamic Ummah; hereby:
our support of the Middle East peace process and the implementation of all agreements signed within its framework between the concerned panics as well as all commitments and pledges made in accordance with the basis end terms of the Madrid Conference and the United Nations resolutions, in particular Security Council resolutions 242, 338 and 425, and the “land for peace” principle which guarantees Israel's total withdrawal from all occupied Palestinian and Arab territories to the lines of 4 lune 1967 including the City of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, the Syrian Golan as well as South Lebanon and the Western Bekaa occupied since 14 March 1978, and call upon Israel to reaffirm its adherence to its commitments given during the negotiations and resume them on the Syrian track from the point at which they stopped, as well as call for the restoration of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to return, to self-determination and to the establishment of their independent State on their national soil, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
that Al-Quds Al-Sharif is an integral part of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 subject to whatever is applicable to the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories. Demand the implementation of the resolutions of the Security Council on Al-Quds Al-Sharif, especially resolutions 252 (1968), 267 (1969), 271 (1969), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980) and 1073 (1996), and General Assembly resolution 223/51 (1997). Call on the United Nations to take the necessary measures to compel Israel to immediately halt its confiscation of Palestinian territory end the construction of new settlements especially in Jabal Aboghoneim in South East Al-Quds, and not to effect any geographic or demographic changes in the City of Al-Quds during the interim phase, and to desist from taking any action or measure which may have any implication on the negotiations on the final status of the City.
our continued resolve to strengthen our solidarity with the Palestinian people as well as to support the positions of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the National Authority in the negotiations aimed at realizing total Israeli withdrawal from all the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, establishing its authority over all Palestinian territories including Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and finding just and durable solutions to all issues, foremost of which is the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, the refugees, the settlements, the borders and water in accordance with resolutions of the international legality.
the continued efforts of His Majesty Hassan II, King of Morocco, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee and Chairman of the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference, aimed at promoting the steadfastness of the citizens of the City of Al- Quds Al-Sharif in confronting the challenges facing them, and restoring the City to its legitimate owners.
Israel's persistence in its settlement expansionist policies in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the rest of the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories. Consider these policies and measures to be inconsistent with all international treaties, conventions and resolutions, particularly the relevant Security Council resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and constitute a serious threat to the peace process. Also invite the international community to compel Israel to fully implement all the agreements concluded in the framework of the peace process in accordance to their timetable and to lift the blockade imposed on the City of Al-Quds and to stop implementing all Israeli decisions, measures and practices related to Jewish settlements, land confiscation, destruction of houses, withdrawal of the identity cards of the citizens of Al-Quds, excavation works &round the Holy Quds Mosque and the desecration of Islamic and Christian holy shrines.
Member States to review relations with Israel and make them contingent on the progress achieved in the peace process, and on the extent to which Israel complies with UN resolutions and with the agreements, commitments and obligations reached by the parties concerned by the peace process.