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S/1068
4 November 1948

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CABLEGRAM DATED 3 NOVEMBER 1948 FROM THE
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES
TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNING ALLEGED
TRUCE VIOLATIONS BY JEWISH FORCES IN GALILEE


CAIRO, 3 NOVEMBER 1948

THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED AT DEIR YASSIN BY ZIONIST FORCES IN PALESTINE AGAINST THE DEFENCELESS ARAB POPULATION HAVE JUST BEEN REPEATED IN UPPER GALILEE. THE FACTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: ZIONIST FORCES, IN A RAID ON THE ARAB LOCALITY KNOWN AS DAWAYMA, RUTHLESSLY MASSACRED ARAB WOMEN, CHILDREN AND OLD PEOPLE, THUS PERPETRATING BARBARITIES RIVALLING IN HORROR THOSE COMMITTED BY THE NAZIS. IN THE NAME OF THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES, I PROTEST AGAINST THESE ACTS AND URGENTLY REQUEST THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO TAKE THE NECESSARY MEASURES TO HALT THIS SLAUGHTER WHICH IS CONTRARY TO ALL LAW, AND TO PUNISH THE PERPETRATORS.

A. R. AZZAM

Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

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