Letter dated 2 March 1988 from the representative
of the Libyan Arab Jamahinya
to the Secretary-General
[2 March 1988]
I have the honour to transmit herewith a letter addressed to you by Mr. Jadallah Azzouz Talhi, Secretary of the People's Committee of the People's Bureau for Foreign Liaison, in which he appeals, through you, to the international community and world public opinion to adopt a firm position and deterrent measures in connection with the crimes committed by the Zionist entity and to work to isolate that illegal entity at the international level and expel it from the United Nations and all international organizations.
I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Ali A. TREIKI
of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
to the United Nations
LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE PEOPLE'S
COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE'S BUREAU FOR FOREIGN
LIAISON OF THE LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA ADDRESSED
TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The Zionist entity has once again committed an odious crime against the Palestinian people, as the latter engages in a general popular uprising in the occupied Arab territories to protest against the policies of occupation, oppression and aggression and the genocidal acts to which it is subjected daily.
On Monday, 29 February 1988, at Qiliqiliya (Nablus), the Zionist occupation forces set fire to a hut into which it had herded 14 Palestinian Arabs. Ten victims were burnt alive and the other four suffered third-degree burns.
These genocidal crimes, which are perpetrated daily against the Palestinian people by the Zionist gangs sustained by American imperialism, and which consist in massacring children, young people and the elderly, burying them alive, breaking their feet, legs and arms, exceeding all bounds and committing every type of act proscribed by international instrument and practice, testify to the barbarous Hitlerian policy adopted by the racist Zionist enemy to deal with the general uprising of the Palestinian people and to prevent it from exercising its legitimate right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent State throughout its national territory.
We appeal, through you, to the international community and to world public opinion to adopt a firm position and deterrent measures in connection with the unimaginable and unspeakable crimes committed by the Zionist entity and to work to isolate that entity at the international level and secure its expulsion from the United Nations and all international organizations, since it is an illegal entity which pursues a policy based on occupation, expansionism, terror, genocide and violations of human rights and of all international instruments and practices.
Jadallah Azzouz TALHI
Secretary of the People's Committee
of the People's Bureau for Foreign Liaison
of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
*Circulated under the double symbol A/43/186-S/19565.