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29 September 1986
LETTER DATED 29 SEPTEMBER 1986 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
I have the honour to transmit herewith the text of a letter dated 26 September 1986 addressed to Your Excellency by the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations.
I would be very grateful if you could arrange that this letter be circulated as a document of the Security Council.
) Mohamed Hussain AL-SHAALI
Letter dated 26 September 1986 from the Permanent Observer of the
Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations
addressed to the President of the Security Council
Further to our letter of 24 September 1986, in which developments were brought to your immediate attention, I am instructed by Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to inform you that Israel has carried out an act of state terrorism on 25 September 1986. Six Israeli war-planes raided the Palestinian refugee camp of Mieh-Mieh for 20 minutes, resulting in the death and injuring of a number of Palestinian civilian refugees and massive destruction of residences in the camp.
I am further instructed to inform you that it has been revealed in Tel Aviv that the Israeli Cabinet has decided "to take action" along the northern borders. A spokesman stated that the anticipated military operation will be targeted against Arafat's men in South Lebanon whose current number is in the thousands and that the real danger is the increasing potential of these men and their alliance with members of Hizbullah. The Israeli troops will be deployed by land, sea and air; the axis will be: (a) Tibnin, Juwayyeh, Ma'araka, Kana; (b) Nabatiyyeh, Al Dover; and (c) Majharah. The Sidon area, will be the main target, which will be dealt with by air and sea with a probability of a sea landing. An armoured division and a mechanized infantry battalion are already in the so-called security zone.
We have information that there are troop concentrations in Gilead and Kiryat Shmona, comprising an armoured division and surface missiles; a tank battalion, an infantry battalion and a unit of 130 artillery are concentrated in the area of Rihaniyeh and Jezzine.
On the morning of 25 September, the Israeli air force was put on alert. An Israeli warship and three landing crafts were moving in the direction of Zahrani, south of Sidon. It is estimated that the operation will be launched by 1 October. It has been revealed further, that the Government of the United States of America has assured Israel of its support, as the operation will be carried out under the slogan "combatting international terrorism".
I am instructed by Chairman Ararat to draw your immediate attention with the view to the impending aggression leading to a major conflagration, and the implications thereof.
) Zuhdi Labib TERZI