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UNITED NATIONS
Press Release

Department of Public Information l News Coverage Service l New York

SG/SM/4305
29 June 1989
SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES DISMAY AT EXPULSION BY ISRAEL
OF EIGHT PALESTINIANS FROM WEST BANK AND GAZA

The following statement was made today by the spokesman for Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar:

The Secretary-General is greatly dismayed by the expulsion today of eight Palestinians from the Israeli occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to south Lebanon. This action is a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and of Lebanese sovereignty. He appeals to Israel, as the occupying Power, to abide by its obligations under this Convention and to rescind the deportation orders. He earnestly hopes that the Palestinians who have been deported will promptly be allowed to return to their homes and families.

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the action that was taken today as this can only further aggravate an already volatile situation.
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