Department of Public Information · News Coverage Service ·
9 February 1995
SECRETARY-GENERAL RECEIVES LETTER FROM ARAFAT DESCRIBING
ISRAELI NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 'DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES'
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for the Secretary-General:
This evening, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali received the Permanent Observer for Palestine who handed him a personal letter from Yasser Arafat, head of the Palestinian Authority.
In his letter, Mr. Arafat briefed the Secretary-General on the most recent talks held in Cairo between him and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel. Mr. Arafat further informed the Secretary-General of his complaints that the Israeli side was not implementing the "Declaration of Principles" in the following respects: by building new settlements in the occupied territories; postponing the redeployment of troops; enforcing the isolation of Jerusalem; and carrying out collective punishment of the Palestinian population by sealing off the occupied territories.
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