U N I T E D N A T I O N S
3 July 1979
Item 25 of the preliminary list*
THE SITUATION IF THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 3 July 1979 from the Permanent Representative of Kuwait
the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to transmit herewith the text of the letter dated 29 June 1979 addressed to Your excellency by the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
I would like this letter to be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under item 25 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.
Abdulla Y. BISHARA
Letter dated 29
June 1979 from the Permanent Observer of the
Palestine Liberation Organization to the
With reference to my conversation with Mr. Brian Urquhart on Thursday, 23 June 1979, at 170 hours, I would like to relate the information I conveyed to him on the instructions of the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1. At 1940 hours Beirut time, forces of the Israeli and isolationist enemy commenced heavy bombardment of the Qiliyah Hills, Kawkaba and Zalliyah. The bombing continued through 2325 hours.
2. At 2000 hours, from artillery based in Marji'oun, forces of the Israeli and isolationist enemy heavily, but intermittently, bombarded the town of Al-Ansar in South Lebanon, and at 2015 hours the bombardment was extended to cover the areas of Al-Bazouliyeh, Jwaya, Aishiyah and Nabatiya. Flares were also being fired over Rashidiyeh.
This information is conveyed to you so that you may be kept apprised of the escalated. and highly intensified Israeli activities, and in this particular instance, with the collaboration of the isolationist enemy, with the sole intent of intimidating and annihilating the Palestinians and Lebanese in southern Lebanon, thus leading to a new forced exodus from the region.
This abominable and inhuman wave of barbarity against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the neo-fascist Zionists in Tel Aviv is being carried out within the framework of their master plan for the total genocide of the Palestinian people. I would inform you that the Palestine Liberation Organization holds the so-called Government of Israel solely responsible for the renewed circle of violence now posing a very serious threat to the already explosive situation in the Middle Fast and to peace and security in the world.
Zehdi Labib TERZI
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