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        Security Council
1 April 1954


Letter dated 1 April 1954 from the representative of Lebanon
to the President of the Security Council

[Original text: English]
[1 April 1954]

Upon instructions from my Government, I have the honour, on behalf of the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan, to submit the following complaint for urgent consideration by the Security Council:

"Flagrant breach of article III, paragraph 2, of the General Armistice Agreement between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan" by the crossing of the demarcation line by a large group of militarily trained Israelis who planned and carried out the attack on Nahhalin Village on March 28-9 1954 firing from automatic weapons, detonating explosives, throwing hand grenades and incendiary bombs, which resulted in:

"(i) The killing of five national guards and one woman and the wounding of fourteen villagers, men and women;

"(ii) The killing of three Arab legionnaires by the blowing up of the truck which was proceeding to Nahhalin Village as reinforcement and the wound-ing of the officers in charge of reinforcement and four other legionnaires, and

"(iii) Extensive damage to property including the bombing of the mosque of the village."
(Signed) Edward A. RIZK
Alternate Representative of
Lebanon on the Security Council

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