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17 April 1985
Item 75 of the preliminary list*
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE
ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
OF THE POPULATION OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
Letter dated 12 April 1985 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the
United Arab Emirates to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour, in my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group at the United Nations for the month of April 1985, to request that the letter dated 11 April 1985 addressed to you by the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under item 75 of the preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda of the fortieth regular session of the General Assembly, and of the Security Council.
) Mohammad AL-MOSFIR
Chargé d'affaires a.i.
Chairman of the Arab Group
A/40/50 and Corr.l.
Letter dated 11 April 1985 from the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I am requested by Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization to bring the following information to your urgent attention so you may be appraised of the deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
For the past two weeks there has been an intensification in Tel Aviv's criminal policies in the occupied Palestinian homeland, while simultaneously the Zionist enemy is attacking Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon.
This neo-Nazi Zionist policy is being implemented in the form of exceptional military measures, and collective punishment against the towns and villages in the occupied Palestinian territories. These repressive measures are reported as follows:
Israeli occupation troops opened fire on Palestinians during the 30 March 1985 celebrations on the occasion of the Day of the Land, in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation troops used brutal force and opened fire on Palestinians expressing solidarity and support for Palestinian political prisoners and detainees on the announcement of a prison-strike. In Jerusalem and in the Gaza area, the mothers of detainees were not deterred and continued to carry out their expressing of solidarity and support for the prison-strike.
Israeli occupation troops attacked students on the campus of El-Ibrahimiyeh College In Jerusalem. 150 students, girls and boys, were arrested and taken to different Israeli prisons for interrogation. The Israeli occupation authorities closed the school indefinitely. Similar repressive measures were taken against the Qadri Toukan School in Nablus.
and Bir Zeit University.
The Israeli occupation authorities imposed a curfew on the Palestinian cities of El Bireh and Ramallah, after an Israeli assault on the cities in which one Israeli occupation soldier died. Collective punishment had been imposed on the Palestinian population, and scores of Palestinian shops and businesses have been sealed closed by the Israeli occupation army.
Israeli occupation troops attacked the Palestinian refugee camps in Shu'fat, Qalandia, Al Jalazon, Al Amaari, Al-Dheisheh and Balata, where Palestinians were commemorating Martyr's Day, and observing commemoration of the Massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yassin in 1948.
Fascist Zionist settlers have intensified their attacks against Al Masjed Al Aqsa, and have held meetings on the Esplanade of Al Haram Al Shareef.
In Al-Khalil (Hebron) Israeli military authorities declared the area of Al Rmeileh as a "military zone" and closed the area. Israeli military patrols have been increased, and a visible increase in the presence of fascist Zionist colonial settlers in the streets of Al-Khalil (Hebron) is spreading fear through the Palestinian population under Israeli military occupation.
Chairman Arafat, on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization, calls upon the conscience of the world, and upon all international and regional organizations to declare loudly their condemnation of continued Zionist aggression, and deter the fascist aggressors and their agents from further crimes directed at the Palestinian people in an attempt to break their noble and legitimate resistance Inside the occupied Palestinian homeland.
) Zuhdi Labib TERZI