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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/10508
14 January 1972

LETTER DATED l4 JANUARY 1972 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF LEBANON TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

On instructions from my Government, and further to my letter of 11 January 1972 (S/10502), I have the honour to bring to your attention the following new developments:

During the night of 13-l4 January 1972, a detachment of Israeli commandos entered the village of Kafra, which is located nine Kilometres within Lebanese territory. They attacked the village with mortar shells, destroyed four houses, and then withdrew.

The Lebanese Government has received reliable reports about important Israeli military preparations on the Lebanese border. Israel is threatening 'Lebanon with large-scale military operations in southern Lebanon.

Because of their gravity, the Lebanese Government wishes to bring these new facts promptly to the attention of the members of the Security Council. It considers that Israel's repeated acts of aggression against Lebanon, its violation of Lebanon's territorial independence and integrity, the preparations presently undertaken by its armed forces, as well as the threats constantly directed against Lebanon are of such a nature as to endanger the peace and security not only of Lebanon, but also of the entire Middle East.

I have the honour to request that this letter be 'circulated as an official document of the Security Council.


(Signed) Edouard GHORRA

Ambassador Permanent Representative



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