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UNITED NATIONS

HR/CN/538
25 February 1994
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONDEMNS MASSACRE
OF PALESTINIANS TODAY IN HEBRON


GENEVA, 25 February (UN Information Service) -- The Human Rights Commission this afternoon adopted a statement by its Chairman, Peter van Wullften Palthe (Netherlands), deploring the massacre early today of innocent Palestinian civilians in the West Bank town of Hebron, as well as the violence which followed, resulting in the loss of human life in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Commission took note of the unequivocal condemnation of this act by the Israeli Government and demanded that the Israeli occupying authorities assume their responsibilities with respect to the prevention of such crimes and the punishment of those responsible. Such incidents, the statement concluded, were inherent in a system of violence which threatened the peace process.
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