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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/45/506
S/21752

14 September 1990

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-fifth session
Items 23, 35 and 77 of the
provisional agenda*
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
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-fifth year


Letter dated 14 December 1990 from the Permanent Observer 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 Palestine, to bring the following to your immediate attention:



The world community has time and time again called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to desist from its illegal actions and to respect the internationally reconciled principles of human rights and international law. Yet Israel persists its violations by continuing to occupy the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.

Palestine calls upon the Secretary-General and the Security Council of the United Nations to take all appropriate and necessary measures to bring an end to the violent and illegal actions of Israel as well as to ensure respect for the Charter of the United Nations.

Such an end could be achieved only by the termination of Israeli occupation and withdrawal of troops and the free exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, primarily the right to self-determination.

At this point in time, Palestine asserts that the Security Council is duty bound to facilitate the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East, in conformity with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.

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 items 23, 35 and 77 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Zuhdi Labib TERZI
Permanent Observer of Palestine
to the United Nations


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*A/45/150 and Corr.l.



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