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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
A/43/90
S/19436

18 January 1988

UNITED
NATIONS
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECURITY COUNCIL Distr.
GENERAL

A/43/90
S/19436
18 January 1988
ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ARABIC/ENGLISH

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-third session Forty-third year
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO
INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING
THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE POPULATION OF
THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
Letter dated 18 January 1988 from the Permanent Representative of
Kuwait to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour to enclose a letter addressed to you from the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations (see annex) and its enclosure, a message from Sheikh Saadeddine Al Alami, President of the High Islamic Commission in Jerusalem (see appendix).

I should be grateful if you would arrange for this letter and its enclosure to be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories”, and of the Security Council.


(Signed) Mohammad A. ABULHASAN
Ambassador
Permanent Representative




















ANNEX

Letter dated 18 January 1988 from the Permanent Observer of
the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations
addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour to enclose herewith a message from the President of the High Islamic Commission in Jerusalem, Sheikh Saadeddine Al Alami.

(Signed) Zehdi Labib TERZI
Permanent Observer















































APPENDIX

Message dated 16 January 1988 from the President of the High Islamic
Commission in Jerusalem addressed to the Secretary-General


Israel, not satisfied with its expulsion of the sons of Palestine from their homeland, and despite the protests of the Security Council and the international community, has ordered its troops to lay siege to mosques in Al-Quds and Bethlehem. Thus it was that on 15 January 1988, as worshippers were at Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, Israeli troops opened fire and hurled tear-gas canisters, before proceeding to a general charge that spared not even women, children and the elderly. Many were seriously wounded and had to be hospitalized.

In the face of such practices by the Israeli occupation authorities, the whole world must resolutely condemn those barbaric outrages, which are contrary to international norms and customs, and must put an end to the daily suffering of the Palestinian people.


(Signed) Sheikh Saadeddine AL ALAMI
President of the High
Islamic Commission


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