Friday October 17, 2003 06:58 PM


In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Their Majesties, Highnesses and Excellencies, Kings and Heads of State and Government of the OIC Member States assembled in the Tenth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (Session of Knowledge and Morality for the Progress of the Ummah) held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 16 to 17 October 2003.

Strongly condemn the military aggression which was committed by Israel against the airspace and territory of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Lebanon on the 5th of October 2003 in a blatant violation of the Charter of the United Nations, and the principles of International Law and Security Council Resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 350 (1974), 425 (1978) and 497 (1981), and deem that aggression as an irresponsible violation of the Disengagement Agreement concluded between Syria and Israel on 31st May 1974.

Calll on the Security Council of the United Nations, as the body entrusted with the maintenance of international peace and security, to take the necessary measures to force Israel to desist from such terrorist aggressive acts or threats of acts as they constitute a serious escalation in the Middle East that endangers both regional and international peace and security, aggravates the deteriorating condition in the region and leads to dire consequences.

Request the Security Council to compel Israel to respect the Disengagement Agreement in the Occupied Syrian Golan, implement United Nations resolutions in particular 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), and withdraw from the occupied Arab territories to the line of the 4U' of June 1967.

Stress that the Israeli aggression against the Syrian territories is a gross defiance to the Islamic Ummah, express their full solidarity with Syria and its responsible stance embodied in resorting to the international legitimacy and not be drawn into the Israeli policies of escalation and provocation.

Denounce the American Congress' Accountability Act to impose unilateral sanctions on Syria, which coincided with the Israeli aggression against it. They reconfirm their absolute solidarity with Syria and their countries' rejection of the Congress Accountability Act that would encourage Israel to persist in its aggression and challenge of the international legitimacy. They also urge the U.S. Administration to adopt a policy of constructive dialogue and mutual respect as a basis for understanding among nations and peoples.