REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL IN PURSUANCE OF PARAGRAPH 5

OF SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 573 (1985)

1. This report is submitted in pursuance of paragraph 5 of Security Council

resolution 573 (1985) of 4 October 1985, which reads as follows:

The Security Council,
Having considered the letter dated 1 October 1985 (S/17509) in which Tunisia made a complaint against Israel following the act of aggression which the latter committed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Tunisia,
Having heard the statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia,
Having noted with concern that the Israeli attack has caused heavy loss of human life and extensive material damage,
Considering that, in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations, all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations,
Gravely concerned at the threat to peace and security in the Mediterranean region posed by the air raid perpetrated on 1 October 1985 by Israel in the area of Hammam-Plage, situated in the southern suburb of Tunis,
Drawing attention to the serious effect which the aggression carried out by Israel and all acts contrary to the Charter cannot but have on any initiative designed to establish an overall, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,
Considering that the Israeli Government claimed responsibility for the attack as soon as it had been carried out,
1. Condemns vigorously. the act of armed aggression perpetrated by Israel against Tunisian territory in flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations, international law and norms of conduct}

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Document symbol: S/17659/Rev.1
Document Type: Letter
Document Sources: Security Council
Subject: Casualties, Incidents, Palestine question
Publication Date: 13/12/1985