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21 March 1991
Agenda items 23 and 153
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
IRAQI AGGRESSION AND THE CONTINUED
OCCUPATION OF KUWAIT IN FLAGRANT
VIOLATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE
Letter dated 21 March 1991 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the
Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations
addressed to the Secretary-General
I am instructed by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which has the powers and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of Palestine, to bring the following to your immediate attention.
Violent and criminal actions are being continuously committed against the Palestinian still living in Kuwait who number around 150,000.
Examples of such actions are beating, torturing to death, detaining and kidnapping of thousands, imposing a siege on areas where Palestinians live and excluding them from getting available essentials of life, including food, thus, creating an unbearable situation of suffering and fear. Here I would like to draw your attention to the wide coverage by the media of this situation.
The Palestine Liberation Organization has made unlimited efforts and contacts with Arab and friendly Governments in order to bring this tragedy to an immediate end. It once more calls upon all to do everything they can in this respect.
While I recall my letter of 6 March 1991 on the very same situation (A/45/972-S/22337), I reiterate the responsibility of the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council, for the safety and well-being of Palestinian civilians in Kuwait under the present prevailing circumstances.
I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the text of the present letter circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 23 and 153, and of the Security Council.
) Dr. Nasser AL-KIDWA
Alternate Permanent Observer
of Palestine to the United Nations
Chargé d'affaires a.i.