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The Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, has strongly condemned this latest Israeli aggression, describing it as a way to undermine the efforts of the Palestinian National Authority to restore calm and provide security to the Palestinian people. In this regard, we call on the international community, including the Security Council, to take urgent measures to ensure that Israel, the occupying Power, ends its military campaign and fulfils its responsibilities in accordance with international law, including humanitarian and human rights law. Continued inaction on the part of the international community will only encourage more impunity and increased tension in the region. This should be avoided at all costs.
The present letter follows up our previous 286 letters to you regarding the ongoing crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, since 28 September 2000. These letters, dated from 29 September 2000 (A/55/432-S/2000/921) to 27 June 2007, constitute a basic record of the crimes being committed by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Palestinian people since September 2000. For all of these war crimes, acts of State terrorism and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people, Israel, the occupying Power, must be held accountable and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.
In follow-up to the above-mentioned letters, it is my profound regret to inform you that the killing of Mr. Hitam Saleh by Israeli occupying forces raises the total number of martyrs killed since September 2000 to 4,591.
I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the present letter distributed as a document of the tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly, under agenda item 5, and of the Security Council.