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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/17448
9 September 1985

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

LETTER DATED 9 SEPTEMBER 1985 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISRAEL
TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


In recent letters I have described the systematic and deliberate attacks by the PLO against defenseless Israeli civilians. These acts of indiscriminate murder and destruction reveal the true nature of that terrorist organization. Here for your information is a list of innocent civilian victims who have been murdered by the PLO during the past year:

The PLO continues to plant explosives in the densely populated areas of Israel's cities. Crowded markets, public buses and large stores are earmarked by the PLO as particularly vulnerable areas where large numbers of civilians may be killed. Many innocent people have miraculously survived these PLO attacks. But others were less fortunate. Many of them have been seriously wounded and some have become permanently disabled. The following are some of the most recent victims:
The PLO spreads its terror outside Israel as well. In the past year the PLO perpetrated numerous acts of death and destruction against Israeli and Jewish targets throughout the world. They include the following:
Directed solely against innocent civilians, including women, children and the elderly, the PLO boasted of its responsibility for each of these crimes. It has recently escalated its campaign of terror by infiltrating terrorists and smuggling weapons and explosives from Jordan. Indeed, murder and destruction are regarded by the PLO as commonplace tactics to be used at all times in the most indiscriminate and brutal manner. Israel will continue to take appropriate measures to defend the lives of its citizens against these savage attacks.

I have the honour to request that this letter be circulated as a document of the Security Council.

(Signed) Benjamin NETANYAHU
Ambassador
Permanent Representative

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