Mideast situation/Palestine question/Truce violation – Letter from Egypt


CABLEGRAM DATED 23 DECEMBER 1948 FROM THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN

MINISTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL CONCERNING

ALLEGED TRUCE VIOLATION BY JEWISH FORCES AND REQUESTING

CONVOCATION OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that on 22 December 1948 Jewish forces launched an air attack on Egyptian airfields at Elariche, at Rafah and on Khan Younes and bombarded those areas as well as Falouja which was the target of Jewish attacks throughout the day. The same day Jewish warships attacked the Egyptian land forces. Jewish land forces are concentrating along the Egyptian front in anticipation of an attack

on the Egyptian forces. At half past ten in the evening Jewish forces launched a violent attack on the Egyptian forces, using armoured cars, cannon and small arms and a violent battle is raging in the sectors of Dair El Balah and Khan Younes.  The Jewish attacks continue. These operations which are the uninterrupted continuation of acts which the Jewish forces have not ceased committing constitute a flagrant violation of the cease-fire orders of the Security Council.  I request Your Excellency to convene the Security Council in order to examine the situation resulting from these repeated violations.

Assuring you of my high consideration,

(Signed) Ahmed Mohamed Khachaba
Minister of Foreign Affairs
of the Kingdom of Egypt

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Document symbol: S/1147
Document Type: Letter
Document Sources: Security Council
Country: Egypt
Subject: Armed conflict, Ceasefire, Incidents, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 24/12/1948
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