In my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the current month of June, I have the honour to transmit herewith resolution No. 5272 of the Council of the League of Arab States, adopted at its ninety-ninth ordinary session, concerning the occupied Syrian Arab Golan.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and the annexed resolution circulated as an official document of the Security Council.

(Signed) Adnan S. ABO ODEH


Permanent Representative of

the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

to the United Nations

Chairman of the Arab Group

93-36906 (E)


The occupied Syrian Arab Golan

The Council of the League,

Having taken cognizance of the note by the General Secretariat and the recommendation of the Committee on Political Affairs,

Following with concern and alarm the continuation of the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan and Israel's persistence in its refusal to implement the resolutions of international legitimacy and its failure to submit to the will of the international community, which regards Israel's occupation and its decision to annex the Syrian Arab Golan null and void and without validity,

Having studied the situation in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan in the light of the Israeli occupation authorities' practices, which are contrary to the United Nations Charter, international conventions, international legitimacy and United Nations resolutions,

Having recalled its earlier resolutions and international resolutions affirming the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,


1. To reaffirm its resolution No. 4126 of 13 February 1982 and its subsequent resolutions, the most recent being its resolution No. 5217 of 13 September 1992, rejecting all the measures taken now or in the past by the Israeli occupation authorities with the objective of altering the legal, natural and demographic status of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan; to regard the Israeli measures for imposing its rule on it as illegal and null and void and as constituting a violation of international conventions and of the United Nations Charter and resolutions, in particular, Security Council resolution 497 (1981), General Assembly resolution 47/63 of 11 December 1992, which affirmed that Israel's decision of 14 December 1981 to annex the occupied Syrian Arab Golan is null and void and that the Knesset decision of 14 December 1981 on this matter is null and void and has no validity whatsoever;

2. To call upon the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and compel Israel to implement the resolutions of international legitimacy calling for full withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Arab Golan and to support the Syrian Government in its efforts to put these resolutions into effect;

3. To support the steadfastness of the Syrian Arab citizens; to back them in their defiance of the Israeli occupation and its repressive practices and in their adhesion to their land and their Syrian Arab identity; and to affirm the applicability of the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 to the citizens of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan;

4. To call upon the international community, and the United States in particular, to prevail upon Israel to implement the resolutions of the United Nations and other international organizations concerning full withdrawal from the Golan and other occupied Arab territories.

(R.5272 – OS(99) – M4 – 19 April 1992)


Document symbol: S/25991
Document Type: Decision, Letter
Document Sources: Group of Arab States, League of Arab States (LAS), Security Council
Country: Jordan
Subject: Golan Heights
Publication Date: 23/06/1993