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14 February 1980
14 February 1980
LETTER DATED 14 FEBRUARY 1980 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE
OF TUNISIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF
THE SECURITY COUNCIL
I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a letter from the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
I request you to have it circulated as a document of the Security Council.
) M’Hamed ESSAAFI
Letter dated 11 February 1980 from the Permanent Observer of
the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations
addressed to the President of Security Council
Upon instructions of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, I have the honour to call your attention the Israeli cabinet’s declaration of yesterday, to the effect that the Israeli Government has no objection to Jews living in the city of Hebron.
This latest decision underscores the Zionists’ intention to continue their policy of usurpation and occupation of Palestinian land and homes in the occupied territories. In this case, the Zionist action is obtrusive and direct. Not content with the establishment of settlements on the fringe of Palestinian towns and cities, the Zionists have now elected to promote the transfer of an alien population into the heart of a city whose character, history, and population is indelibly Palestinian.
Such a policy, when implemented, will exacerbate the already high level of tension between Palestinians and Zionists, not only in that city but throughout the occupied Palestinian lands. Violence, including bloodshed, will be inevitable.
I am called upon to request that you take immediate action to prevent the realization of such a Zionist scheme, which would further violate the Charter and resolutions of the United Nations as well as the Fourth Geneva Convention. I am also requested to urge you to take action to end the prolonged, illegal occupation of Palestinian territory which is the primary source of the threat to peace and stability in the entire area.
Zehdi Labib TERZI