Letter dated 12 September 2003 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
In my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of September 2003, and on behalf of the States members of the League of Arab States, I have the honour to request the convening of an immediate meeting of the Security Council to consider the continued Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people and their leadership and to take the necessary measures in this regard. Attached is a draft resolution for the consideration of the Security Council.
(Signed) Elfatih Mohamed Erwa
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sudan
Chairman of the Arab Group
Annex to the letter dated 12 September 2003 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
The Security Council,
Reaffirming its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967, 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973, 1397 (2002) of 12 March 2002, 1402 (2002) of 30 March 2002, 1403 (2002) of 4 April 2002, 1405 (2002) of 19 April 2002 and 1435 (2002) of 24 September 2002,
Reiterating its grave concern at the tragic and violent events that have taken place since September 2000 throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Israel and the recent dangerous deterioration of the situation, including the escalation in extrajudicial executions and suicide bombings,
Reaffirming the illegality of the deportation of any Palestinian by Israel, the occupying Power, and affirming its opposition to any such deportation,
Reiterating also the need for respect in all circumstances of international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,
1. Reiterates its demands for the complete cessation of all acts of violence, including all acts of terror, provocation, incitement and destruction;
2. Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, desist from any act of deportation and cease any threat to the safety of the elected President of the Palestinian Authority ;
3. Expresses its full support for the efforts of the Quartet and calls for increased efforts to ensure the implementation of the road map by the two sides;
4. Decides to remain seized of the matter.