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5 January 1987
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 5 January 1987 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary -General
On instructions from my Government and further to my previous letters concerning Israeli's criminal attacks of aggression against Lebanese towns and villages, I have the honour to inform you that on Sunday, 4 January 1987, Israeli combat helicopters bombed two villages, Kabrikha and Khirbet-Salum, in southern Lebanon and to the north of the sector called the "security zone", which Israel is continuing to occupy and from which it refuses to withdraw, thus violating the relevant Security council resolutions. The bombing caused dozens of civilian casualties, destroyed buildings and wiped out crops.
The Lebanese Government condemns this new act of aggression for which Israel is directly responsible, and calls on the international community as represented by the United Nations, in particular the Security Council, to do its duty by calling on Israel to order, by preventing it from continuing its aggression and by making it respect the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and the resolutions of the Security Council.
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under the agenda item entitled "The situation in the Middle East", and of the Security Council, on the understanding that the Lebanese Government
reserves the right to request a meeting of the Security Council when it deems it appropriate.
) Rachid FAKHOURY