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Security Council
Distr.
UNRESTRICTED

S/765
22 May 1948

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 21 MAY 1948 FROM THE DEPUTY MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER GENERAL FOR JERUSALEM ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


PRESIDENT VAAD LEUMI MAYOR JEWISH AREA JERUSALEM AND CHAIRMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL JERUSALEM CALLED ON ME AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE THIS AFTERNOON AND ASKED ME TO COMMUNICATE TO YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND SECURITY COUNCIL FOLLOWING MESSAGE:

"FOR PAST 5 DAYS AFTER JERSUALEM, INCLUDING OLD CITY, SUBJECTED INDISCRIMINATE ATTACKS AND NIGHTLY SHELLING BY MORTARS OF ARAB LEGION. AMONG ATTACKED ARE HOSPITALS, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING HADASSAH MEDICAL CENTRE ON MOUNT SCOPUS AND MAINLY NON-COMBATANT CITIZENS. DOES WORLD INTEND REMAINING SILENT; WILL UNITED NATIONS WHO EXPRESSED FEARS FOR PEACE HOLY CITY PERMIT THIS TO CONTINUED; IN NAME JEWISH JERUSALEM WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT HOLY CITY. AZCARATE."

(SIGNED) WASSON

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