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Letter dated 9 July 1987 addressed to the Secretary-General of UNCTAD from the delegations of States participating in the seventh session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as follows: Algeria; Bahrain; Democratic Yemen; Djibouti; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen; and from the Palestine Liberation Organization
1. Israel is refusing to allow UNCTAD staff and experts to enter the occupied Palestinian territories, so as to conceal the serious deterioration in the economic situation resulting from Israel's military occupation, siege and domination of the Palestinian national economy, including foreign-trade, thereby turning the occupied Palestinian territories into the second largest market for Israeli exports in the world, after the United States of America.
2. Israel is persisting in its systematic and constant violations of the provisions of the United Nations Charter and the principles of international law. It makes no attempt to conceal its contempt for, and unveiled defiance of, United Nations resolutions concerning the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East.
10, Israel is the only Member of the United Nations against which, since its usurpation of Palestine, the Security Council has adopted 32 resolutions of condemnation for its flagrant violations of the principles of international law, its refusal to comply with United Nations resolutions and its aggressive, expansionist and repressive practices against the Palestinian people and the other Arab countries.
The undersigned therefore declare their reservation and objection, on behalf of their Governments, to the credentials of the Israeli delegation to the seventh session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, reserve the right. to raise this issue at the appropriate time and request you to kindly circulate the present letter as an official document of the seventh session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.