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29 July 1985
Item 75 of the provisional agenda*
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE
ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
OF THE POPULATION OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
Letter dated 29 July 1985 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Jordan
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to transmit the text of a cablegram addressed to you by His Excellency Mr. Taher Masri, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Jordan (see annex).
I kindly request Your Excellency to have this message circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under item 75 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.
) Maher NASHASHIBI
Chargé d'affaires a.i.
Cablegram from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Jordan
to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to bring to your attention a very serious step that the Israeli occupying authorities have undertaken. Today those authorities started evacuating by force the personnel and patients of the Hospice Hospital located within occupied Jerusalem and within the walls of the old city. Some of the personnel have been detained. The hospital has been caring for patients from Jerusalem and the West Bank of Jordan, especially those who were unable for financial reasons to be admitted in other hospitals. The occupying Power had deliberately adopted certain policies and measures, including withholding of funds from the hospital, which led to a deterioration in its services. Jordan is committed to assisting the administration of the hospital and the community of almost 150,000 inhabitants; the hospital had been serving in many measures to assure the re-establishment of excellent services.
We consider Israel's measures illegal and call for immediate action by the international community and international organizations directly involved. We urge you to use your authority and mandate to assist in this direction, in part by calling upon the occupying Power to desist from the closure of the hospital and to allow funds to reach the hospital's administration.
Minister for Foreign Affairs
of the Hashemite Kingdom