Question of Palestine home || Permalink || About UNISPAL || Search

English (pdf) ||Arabic||Chinese||Français||Русский||Español||



Follow UNISPAL Twitter RSS

UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/ES-10/196
S/2002/1083

26 September 2002

Original: English

General Assembly
Tenth emergency special session
Agenda item 5
Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem
and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Security Council
Fifty-seventh year


Identical letters dated 26 September 2002 from the Permanent Observer
of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
and the President of the Security Council


Israel, the occupying Power, has once more defied the United Nations Security Council. Resolution 1435 (2002), adopted by the Council on 24 September 2002, has not been implemented, including the provisions that should have been complied with immediately, namely, ending the reoccupation of the headquarters of the President in the city of Ramallah and the cessation of measures in and around Ramallah, including the destruction of Palestinian civilian and security infrastructure. In fact, several Israeli officials have publicly challenged the authority of the Council by indicating that the Israeli Government does not intend to carry out the resolution. On its part, the Palestinian side has clearly indicated its readiness to implement resolution 1435 (2002) and has expressed readiness to cooperate with the representatives of the Quartet towards the full implementation of all of the provisions of the resolution.

At the same time, Israel, the occupying Power, continues to commit more war crimes, State terrorism and collective punishments, with the obvious intention of further inflaming the situation and provoking a Palestinian response, thus ensuring the continuation of the current cycle of violence and bloodshed. Today, the Israeli occupying forces launched a helicopter gunship attack, firing two missiles at a car in a heavily populated area of Gaza City. This attack killed at least two Palestinian men and wounded approximately 40 other people, including several children. Also today, a 52-year-old Palestinian man in Jenin was shot dead by the occupying forces when he opened a window in his home.

Moreover, yesterday, a 14-month-old Palestinian baby girl, Gharam Mohammed Mana’a, died in Al-Khalil when the occupying forces fired tear gas canisters into a crowded market to reimpose a curfew. Also yesterday, the Israeli occupying forces demolished three Palestinian homes, leaving at least 25 people homeless. Further, in yet another development yesterday, Israeli colonial settlers even inaugurated, with the presence of some Israeli officials, a new settlement in an area outside the Palestinian city of Nablus.

At this time, we recall Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations with regard to the obligations of States Members of the United Nations to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council. In the light of the continuing Israeli defiance and rejection, we believe it is incumbent upon the Council to take the necessary measures to ensure compliance with its resolutions. This is necessary both to ensure the integrity of the Council’s resolutions and for the prevention of the further deterioration of the grave situation on the ground, which represents a serious threat to international peace and security. We therefore call upon the Council to uphold its duties and responsibilities.

In follow-up to my previous 137 letters to you regarding the ongoing crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, dated from 29 September 2000 to 24 September 2002 (A/55/432-S/2000/921; A/55/437-S/2000/930; A/55/450-S/2000/957; A/55/466-S/2000/971; A/55/474-S/2000/984; A/55/490-S/2000/993; A/ES-10/39-S/2000/1015; A/ES-10/40-S/2000/1025; A/ES-10/42-S/2000/1068; A/ES-10/43-S/2000/1078; A/ES-10/44-S/2000/1093; A/ES-10/45-S/2000/1104; A/ES-10/46-S/2000/1107; A/ES-10/47-S/2000/1116; A/ES-10/48-S/2000/1129; A/ES-10/49-S/2000/1154; A/ES-10/50-S/2000/1173; A/ES-10/51-S/2000/1185; A/ES-10/52-S/2000/1215; A/ES-10/53-S/2000/1247; A/ES-10/54-S/2001/7; A/ES-10/55-S/2001/33; A/ES/10/56-S/2001/50, A/ES-10/57-S/2001/101; A/ES-10/58-S/2001/131 A/ES-10/59-S/2001/156; A/ES-10/60-S/2001/175; A/ES-10/61-S/2001/189; A/ES-10/64-S/2001/209; A/ES-10/65-S/2001/226; A/ES-10/66-S/2001/239; A/ES-10/67-S/2001/255; A/ES-10/68-S/2001/284; A/ES-10/69-S/2001/295; A/ES-10/70-S/2001/304; A/ES-10/71-S/2001/314; A/ES-10/72-S/2001/332; A/ES-10/75-S/2001/352; A/ES-10/76-S/2001/372; A/ES-10/79-S/2001/418; A/ES-10/80-S/2001/432; A/ES-10/81-S/2001/447; A/ES-10/82-S/2001/463; A/ES-10/83-S/2001/471; A/ES-10/84-S/2001/479; A/ES-10/85-S/2001/486; A/ES-10/86-S/2001/496

; A/ES-10/87-S/2001/504; A/ES-10/88-S/2001/508; A/ES-10/89-S/2001/544; A/ES-10/90-S/2001/586; A/ES-10/91-S/2001/605; A/ES-10/92-S/2001/629; A/ES-10/93-S/2001/657; A/ES-10/94-S/2001/669; A/ES-10/95-S/2001/686; A/ES-10/96-S/2001/697; A/ES-10/97-S/2001/708; A/ES-10/98-S/2001/717; A/ES-10/99-S/2001/742; A/ES-10/100-S/2001/754; A/ES-10/101-S/2001/783; A/ES-10/102-S/2001/785; A/ES-10/103-S/2001/798; A/ES-10/104-S/2001/812; A/ES-10/105-S/2001/814; A/ES-10/107-S/2001/821; A/ES-10/108-S/2001/826; A/ES-10/110-S/2001/855; A/ES-10/111-S/2001/880; A/ES-10/112-S/2001/918; A/ES-10/114-S/2001/928; A/ES-10/115-S/2001/932; A/ES-10/116-S/2001/941; A/ES-10/117-S/2001/971; A/ES-10/118-S/2001/989; A/ES-10/119-S/2001/991; A/ES-10/121-S/2001/1007; A/ES-10/122-S/2001/1024; A/ES-10/123-S/2001/1036; A/ES-10/124-S/2001/1084; A/ES-10/125-S/2001/1092; A/ES-10/126-S/2001/1118; A/ES-10/128-S/2001/1149; A/ES-10/129-S/2001/1166; A/ES-10/133-S/2001/1239, A/ES-10/134-S/2001/1261, A/ES-10/136-S/2002/18, A/ES-10/137-S/2002/39, A/ES-10/138-S/2002/48, A/ES-10/139-S/2002/58, A/ES-10/140-S/2002/89, A/ES-10/141-S/2002/95, A/ES-10/142-S/2002/102, A/ES-10/143-S/2002/121, A/ES-10/144-S/2002/142, A/ES-10/145-S/2002/146, A/ES-10/146-S/2002/165; A/ES-10/147-S/2002/175; A/ES-10/148-S/2002/182

, A/ES-10/149-S/2002/190, A/ES-10/150-S/2002/214 A/ES-10/151-S/2002/223; A/ES-10/152-S/2002/232; A/ES-10/154-S/2002/242, A/ES-10/155-S/2002/248, A/ES-10/156-S/2002/249, A/ES-10/157-S/2002/253; A/ES-10/158-S/2002/258; A/ES-10/159-S/2002/281; A/ES-10/160-S/2002/307; A/ES-10/161-S/2002/319; A/ES-10/162-S/2002/330; A/ES-10/163-S/2002/340; A/ES-10/164-S/2002/353; A/ES-10/165-S/2002/356; A/ES-10/166-S/2002/370; A/ES/10/167-S/2002/433; A/ES-10/168-S/2002/474; A/ES-10/169-S/2002/495; A/ES-10/173-S/2002/536; A/ES-10/174-S/2002/555; A/ES-10/175-S/2002/610; A/ES-10/176-S/2002/617, A/ES-10/177-S/2002/641; A/ES-10/178-S/2002/650; A/ES-10/179-S/2002/654 A/ES-10/180-S/2002/686; A/ES-10/181-S/2002/697; A/ES-10/182-S/2002/699; A/ES-10/183-S/2002/717; A/ES-10/184-S/2002/738;A/ES-10/185-S/2002/827; A/ES-10/190-S/2002/891; A/ES-10/192-S/2002/976; A/ES-10/193-S/2002/983, A/ES-10/194-S/2002/1052 and A/ES-10/195-S/2002/1066), it is my regret to inform you that, since my last letter to you, at least five Palestinians, including children, have been killed by Israeli occupying forces, raising the total number of Palestinian martyrs killed since 28 September 2000 to 1,826 people. (The names of the martyrs that have been identified thus far are contained in the annex to the present letter.)

I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the present letter and its annex distributed as a document of the tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly, under agenda item 5, and of the Security Council.


(Signed ) Nasser Al-Kidwa
Ambassador
Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations


Annex to the identical letters dated 26 September 2002 from the Permanent Observer
of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
and the President of the Security Council

Names of martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces
in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem*
(Wednesday, 25 September, through Thursday, 26 September 2002)

Wednesday, 25 September 2002

Gharam Mohammed Mana’a (14 months old)

Thursday, 26 September 2002

1. Mahmoud Aref Huseisy

2. Baha’a Kamal Abu Sultan

3. Issa Abu Ajeram

4. Mohammed Abdelrahim Hamdan

_____________

* The total number of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces since 28 September 2000 is 1,826.


__________

Follow UNISPAL RSS Twitter