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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/41/161
S/17823

12 February 1986

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ARABIC

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-first session
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO
INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING
THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE POPULATION OF
THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-first year


Letter dated 11 February 1987 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I am sending you the most recent information on Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Arab territories during the last four months of 1985 (September, October, November and December). This activity, which violates the principles of international law relating to military occupation and, in particular, the Hague Convention of 1907 and the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, includes the confiscation of Arab land.

I need not stress the danger of the continuation of such a policy for peace and security and for the prospects for peace in the region.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex 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) Abdullah SALAH
Ambassador
Permanent Representative




ANNEX

Israeli settlement during the months of September, October,
November and December 1985


1. During the months of September, October, November and December 1985, the Israeli occupation authorities confiscated 46,479 dunams of land in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, broken down as follows:


Area in dunams
Location of confiscated land
Date of confiscation
20 000Village of Shuwaykah, Hebron District4 September 1985
One and one half dunamsHisbah Centre, Hebron5 September 1985
60Basir 24, belonging to the land of Beituniya13 October 1985
2 000Al-Zahiriyah, Hebron13 October 1985
20Khan Yunis14 October 1985
10Beit Hanun, north of Gaza14 October 1985
250Beit Hanun22 October 1985
280South of Gaza22 October 1985
50Nuseirat Camp, along the shore22 October 1985
3 000South of Al-Zahiriya, Hebron24 October 1985
130Between Gaza and Nuseirat Camp28 October 1985
15 000Al-Zahiriya, Hebron5 November 1985
1 000Sur Bahir, south of Jerusalem10 November 1985
200South of Deir al-Balah Camp, Gaza Strip14 November 1985
4Beside the Semiramis Hotel, between Jerusalem and Ramallah19 November 1985
30Khan Yunis shore, Gaza Strip25 November 1985
301Khan Yunis shore, Gaza Strip8 December 1985
8Village of Sharfat, Jerusalem District15 December 1985
700Village of Kafr al-Labad, Tulkarm District18 December 1985
200On the Tel-Nablus road21 December 1985
400On the Al-Samu-a - Al-Zahiriyah road, Hebron23 December 1985
135Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip30 December 1985
700Village of Qatna, Ramallah District31 December 1985


2. The Israeli authorities also established four settlements during this period. They are:

Name of settlement
Location
Date of establishment
Elei ShomronNablus area2 October 1985
Kidmat TseviGolan Heights3 October 1985
HagiborimVillage of Sandalah, Jennin26 October 1985
NatanaelWest of Hebron26 November 1985


3. It appears from a report published in the Jerusalem newspaper Al-Sha'b on 9 November 1985 concerning a statistical bulletin published by Meron Benvenisti, a sociologist and former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, that:

(Signed) Tahir KAN'AN
Minister for Occupied
Territory Affairs

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