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13 December 1990
LETTER DATED 13 DECEMBER 1990 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE
OF JORDAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF
THE SECURITY COUNCIL
I have the honor to inform you that the Jordanian Government has received reports to the effect that the Israeli authorities intend to allow the Israeli extremist group known as the "Temple Mount Faithful" to enter the Precinct of the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem on Monday, 17 December 1990, and to hold a religious service inside the precinct.
In conveying this information to you, the Jordanian Government wishes to recall that the events which occurred in the precinct of the Haram al-Sharif on 8 October 1990, resulting in the martyrdom of 21 Palestinian nationals, and which are still under consideration by the Security Council, were, in their turn, the result of a similar act of provocation carried out by the very same group.
Accordingly, the Jordanian Government wishes to draw attention to the dangers of such an act of provocation and to its possible disastrous consequences if the Israeli authorities allow the said group to enter the precinct of the Haram al-Sharif. It requests the esteemed Council, as represented by yourself, to warn of the consequences of such practices in terms of a dangerous escalation of the situation in Jerusalem and the other occupied Arab territories and to endeavor to prevent them from occurring.
I should be grateful if you would also have this note circulated as a document of the Security Council.
) Abdullah SALAH