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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/8995
6 February 1969

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

LETTER DATED 5 FEBRUARY 1969 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF JORDAN ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

Upon instructions from my Government I have the honour to request that the cable of the Mayor of Jerusalem dated 1 February 1969,1/ addressed to Your Excellency, be circulated as an official document of the Security Council.

Please accept, etc.,

(Signed) Muhammad H. FARRA
Ambassador
Permanent Representative

1/ Copy transmitted.


TEXT OF CABLE SENT TO THE PRESIDENT OF

THE SECURITY COUNCIL, 1 FEBRUARY 1969


In the name of humanity and justice I beseech Your Excellency and the United Nations and the Security Council to use your full weight and good offices in order to put an end to the sentences of liquidation being applied by Israel against the 70,000 Arabs of Jerusalem and also to stop the repressive measures being constantly and speedily promulgated by Israel to change the long established character of the Holy City in defiance of General Assembly and Security Council resolutions and international law.

Life sentences and long-term imprisonment and banishment orders imposed by Israeli military tribunals on Jerusalem Arabs monthly subject hundreds of them to terrorizing measures exposing them to torture and liquidation.

Israeli uninterrupted policy of annexing Jerusalem and forcible expropriation of Arab land and property including demolition and blowing up of such seized Arab property continues to expose thousands of Jerusalem Arabs to decimation and liquidation.

Israeli unbated threats to enforce the unjust law of 1968, and incidence of this law, due for promulgation against Jerusalem Arabs as from 23 February, will liquidate remaining Arabs of the City.

It has been subjecting them to incessant anxiety and terror throughout the last twenty months.

I appeal to you and to human conscience to put an end to this total liquidation of the Arabs of Jerusalem and to speedily execute General Assembly and Security Council resolutions.

Rauhi KHATIB
Mayor of Jerusalem

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