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Department of Public Information l News Coverage Service l New York

GA/8651
25 February 1994
PRESIDENT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY EXPRESSES SHOCK AT HEBRON MASSACRE, SAYS MURDEROUS VIOLENCE MUST BE UNRESERVEDLY CONDEMNED


The following statement was issued today by the President of the General Assembly, S.R. Insanally (Guyana):

It is with shock and dismay that the world learned of the massacre of people at prayer today in their mosque in Hebron.

This murderous violence must be unreservedly condemned. Everything must be done by the authorities concerned to prevent or punish these acts, as well as to calm the unrest which such crimes can only provoke.

The only good this latest spasm of violence in the occupied West Bank can do is to bring home to the parties directly concerned, as well as to the whole family of nations, the need to implement, and to support, without further delay or hesitation the Declaration of Principles on Palestinian Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

Along with people of goodwill everywhere, I send deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of this incident and its aftermath, and urge that medical and other help be quickly provided to the wounded and suffering.



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