DOCUMENT S/19431*

Letter dated 15 January 1988 from the representative

of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the Secretary-General

[Original: Arabic]

[15 January 1988]

I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the text of a message addressed to you by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi concerning the situation currently prevailing in the occupied territories and the arrests, expulsions and killings to which the children of the Palestinian people are being subjected.

I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter distributed as a document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Ali Sunni MUNTASSER

Charge d'affaires a.i.

of the Permanent Mission of

the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

to the United Nations

* Circulated under the double symbol A/43/89-S/19431.


MESSAGE ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

The hideous crimes – arrests, expulsions and killings – and the blatant human rights violations to which unarmed Palestinian women, old people and children are currently being subjected in the occupied territories are more barbaric than the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis and have reached the point where we are forced to reconsider post-war culture and its definition of crimes against humanity.

The world demands that we take firm action to put an end to the tragedy of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, and this can only be done by adopting sanctions to punish the Israeli criminals for their heinous crimes.

Muammar QADAFFI


Document symbol: S/19431
Document Type: Letter, Message
Document Sources: Security Council
Country: Libya
Subject: Children, Expulsions and deportations, Human rights and international humanitarian law
Publication Date: 15/01/1988