Question of Palestine home
25 March 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 25 March 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the
Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations
addressed to the Secretary-General
Upon instructions from the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which has the powers and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of the State of Palestine, I bring the following to your immediate attention:
The situation in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, continues to deteriorate at an alarming pace. Israel, the occupying Power, remains persistent in its violation of human rights, international law and the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, as well as United Nations resolutions and particularly Security Council resolutions.
On 24 March 1991, Israel, the occupying Power, decided to expel four Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory, their names are as follows:
1. Jamal Abid El Nasser Abu Jabal, 23 years old, from Jabaliya Camp in Gaza.
2. Muin Mohammad Husam, 31 years old, from Jabaliya Camp in Gaza.
3. Hashim Ahmed Ali, 31 years old, from Jabaliya Camp in Gaza.
4. Jamal Mohammad Abu-Eljedian, 34 years old, from Beit Lahiaya in Gaza.
Again, Palestine stresses that their expulsion constitutes a flagrant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and numerous United Nations resolutions on the question of Palestine, in particular Security Council resolutions 607 (1988), 608 (1988), 636 (1989), 641/(1989) and 681/(1990).
Israel, the occupying Power, should be made to ensure the safe and immediate return of all those expelled Palestinians to their homes and to desist from committing further such violations.
This situation requires immediate action from the Security Council.
I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the text of this letter circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 23, 35 and 75, and of the Security Council.
) Dr. Riyad MANSOUR
Deputy Permanent Observer of
Palestine to the United Nations
Chargé d'affaires a.i.