Question of Palestine home
13 June 1967
Supplemental Information Received by the Secretary-General
1. No serious incidents have been reported from the cease-fire area.
2. General Bull reports that in a meeting with Mr. Sasson of the Israeli Foreign Office on the evening of 12 June 1967 Mr. Sasson stated, in reply to a question put to him earlier, that Kuneitra had been taken at 1400 hours GMT on 10 June.
3. Mr. Sasson assured General Bull that UNTSO's Observers would have complete freedom of movement in Israel, as distinct from occupied territory, from the morning of 13 June 1967 and that United Nations personnel would be able to travel unaccompanied by Liaison Officers. Passes would be issued to allow UN Observers to travel between the Israel sector of Jerusalem and the old city.
4. General Bull again raised the question of the return of UNTSO to Government House, to which Mr. Sasson replied that he had still not received any reply from his Government. I have on 13 June addressed the following telegram to the Prime Minister of Israel concerning the return of UNTSO to its Headquarters at Government House:
"I HAVE THE HONOUR TO REFER TO MY CABLED MESSAGE TO YOU OF FIVE JUNE ABOUT FACILITATING THE RETURN OF UNTSO TO ITS HEADQUARTERS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. I HAVE HAD AS YET NO WORD FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT ABOUT THIS MATTER ALTHOUGH THE VERY GREAT IMPORTANCE WHICH I ATTACH TO THIS HAS BEEN COMMUNICATED TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UNITED NATIONS, BOTH DIRECTLY AND BY THE SEVERAL STATEMENTS TO THIS EFFECT WHICH I HAVE MADE TO THE SECCO. IN THIS REGARD I WOULD CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECCO, AMBASSADOR TABOR OF DENMARK, AT THE COUNCIL'S MEETING FRIDAY NIGHT, 9 JUNE, MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT
IT APPEARS THAT WE ALL AGREE... THAT WE SHOULD REQUEST THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL TO RESTORE THE USE OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE TO GENERAL ODD BULL...
. I WOULD VERY MUCH HOPE FOR A FAVOURABLE REPLY FROM YOUR EXCELLENCY WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY. WITH HIGHEST CONSIDERATION."
5. In connexion with the situation of the Arab civilian population in areas occupied by Israel forces, I have on 13 June addressed the following note to the Permanent Representative of Israel:
"The Secretary-General of the United Nations presents his compliments to the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and wishes to refer to the situation of the Arab civilian population in the areas occupied by Israel's military forces in the course of the recent fighting.
The Secretary-General is sure that the Government of Israel will readily recognize United Nations interest in the well-being of the civilian populations in the areas now under Israel military occupation, both on broad humanitarian grounds and because of the long established United Nations concern with the Palestine refugees as reflected in UNRWA.
It would be helpful if the Government of Israel could assure the Secretary-General of the safety and well-being and of the protection of the interests and rights of the civilian populations in the areas now under military occupation.
The Secretary-General avails himself of this opportunity to express to the Permanent Representative of Israel the assurances of his highest consideration."