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28 January 1991
Agenda items 23, 35 and 75
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE
ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER ARABS OF
THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
Letter dated 28 January 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i.
of the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the
United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I am instructed by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which has the powers and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of the State of Palestine, to bring the following to your immediate attention:
For the twelfth consecutive day, the occupied Palestinian territory has been placed under strict curfew by Israel, the occupying Power. Palestinians are subject to being arrested or shot if they leave their homes, and the curfew conditions are compounding new difficulties on an already unbearable situation.
We call upon the international community to give the necesssary attention to the dangerous situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and to provide protection to the Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation.
I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the text of the present letter circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 23, 35 and 75, and of the Security Council.
) Dr. Nasser AL-KIDWA
Alternate Permanent Observer of
Palestine to the United Nations
Chargé d'affaires, a.i.