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15 May 1985
Item 38 of the preliminary list*
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 14 May 1985 from the Permanent Representative of Israel
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I wish to bring to your attention the latest PLO attempt to murder civilians in Israel.
On 12 May, a bomb exploded near a bus stop at Shaareh Sedek Hospital, the largest hospital in Jerusalem. Another bomb was left at the entrance to the Liberty Bell Park, a popular strolling ground for young mothers and children. And two more bombs were found that day at bus stops on busy streets in the town of Beth Shemesh.
In a Radio Amman broadcast of 12 May, the Fatah branch of the PLO rushed to claim responsibility for these acts. But in a grotesque competition between terrorists, their "feat" was disputed by the rival Abu Musa group, which claimed the bombing for itself over Radio Damascus.
Miraculously, no one was hurt or killed. But this in no way absolves the would-be killers. From whichever faction of the PLO they are sent, their aim is the same - the deliberate and systematic murder of the innocent.
I have the honour to request that this letter be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under item 38 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.
) Benjamin NETANYAHU