DOCUMENT S/19518*

Letter dated 18 February 1988 from the representative of the

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the Secretary-General

[Original: Arabic]

[18 February 1988]

I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the text of 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 expresses the concern of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya at the heinous crimes perpetrated by the Zionist entity in the occupied Arab territories.

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 A. TREIKI

Permanent Representative

of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

to the United Nations

*Circulated under the double symbol A/43/157-S/19518.


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 Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya expresses its keenest concern at, and reprobation of, the heinous crime committed by soldiers of the Zionist entity in the occupied Arab territories in burying four Palestinians alive in the village of Salim (Nablus area). This unspeakable crime is not simply a violation of human rights, it is a veritable act of genocide against the Palestinian people, which confirms before the whole world that the crimes perpetrated by the Zionist entity, implanted in the heart of the Arab nation, are worse than the crimes against humanity committed by nazism.

Responsibility for these crimes must be assumed not only by the Zionist entity but also by all those who side with and support the Zionist military organization and first and foremost by the United States of America, which, by giving the Zionist entity military, political, economic and information support, has enabled it to commit genocidal crimes against children of the Palestinian people.

While condemning the heinous crimes of zionism with the greatest vigour we wish to appeal, through you, to the international community and to world public opinion to put an end to the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Zionist entity and to oppose firmly its terrorist policy, which is incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations, international instruments and the custom of nations.

The General Assembly resolution equating zionism with a form of racism reflects very faithfully the real nature of the Zionist régime, and the time has come to exclude from the United Nations and its specialized agencies this racist régime whose criminal practices exceed in horror the crimes against humanity perpetrated by nazism.

Jadallah Azzouz TALHI

Secretary of the People's Committee

of the People's Bureau for Foreign Liaison

of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya


Document symbol: S/19518
Document Type: Letter
Document Sources: Security Council
Country: Libya
Subject: Human rights and international humanitarian law, Intifadah I
Publication Date: 18/02/1988