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12 September 1986
Item 77 of the provisional agenda*
UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS
AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES
IN THE NEAR EAST
Letter dated 12 September 1986 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of
the Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations
addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour, in my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of September 1986, to enclose herewith a letter dated 11 September 1986 addressed to you by Mr. Riyad Mansour, Deputy Observer, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations.
I would be grateful if this letter could be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under item 77 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.
) Ali M. SUMAIDA
Chairman of the Arab Group
Letter dated 11 September 1986 from the Deputy Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I am instructed by Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to bring the following to your urgent attention.
On 10 September 1986, Israeli gunships (helicopters) escorted by F15s and F16s and naval destroyers attacked Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon. Massive barrages of rockets were fired on the refugee camps, and in particular on El-Mieh Mieh. The inhuman and barbaric attack resulted in three dead and several wounded. Most of the casualties were babies, children and the elderly. Material damage to the camps is extensive.
The Palestine Liberation Organization calls upon your good offices to use whatever means at your disposal to put an end to these barbaric Israeli attacks against our people and to ensure the safety and security of our Palestinian refugee camps.
Deputy Permanent Observer
Chargé d'affaires, a.i.