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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/13899
18 April 1980

UNITED NATIONS Distr.
GENERAL

SECURITY S/13899
COUNCIL 18 April 1980

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
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LETTER DATED 18 APRIL 1980 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE
PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL


In my capacity as current Chairman of the Arab Group, I wish to inform you of the following:

At dawn today, 18 April 1980, members of the Israeli special force raided the Sarafand area in South Lebanon. Fifteen civilians including infants died as a result of the barbarous acts of the force. Among the dead was a medical doctor and two medical assistants working in a convalescent home. Furthermore, two houses, the property of civilians, were also demolished, resulting so far in the deaths of seven other civilians, including an infant and two women. A number of wounded victims are being rescued from under the debris. The Israeli force committed its crime under cover of Israeli helicopters and after air bombardment in advance of the attack.

The representatives of the Arab States to the United Nations deem it their duty to call upon the Security Council to take immediate action against the perpetrators of the crime and that the Council should assume its responsibility in discharging its duties as provided for in the Charter.

I request that this letter be circulated as a document of the Security Council.




(Signed) Dr. Ali HUMAIDAN
Permanent Representative of the
United Arab Emirates
to the United Nations


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