17 December 1992 (Not distributed)

Letter from Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N., to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council: (Deportation)

I am instructed by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which retains the power and responsibilities of the provisional government of Palestine, to bring the following to your immediate attention.

The Israeli government, acting in violation of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Conventions of 1949, which is applicable to all the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem; and acting in opposition to relevant Security Council resolutions, issued deportation orders against approximately 400 Palestinian civilians. The Israeli authorities have already amassed these civilians near the Israel-Lebanon border in the north.

Such an unprecedented mass deportation will be detrimental to the peace process currently underway and will certainly further cause the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory to deteriorate.

We call upon the Security Council to take immediate action to prevent the actual implementation of the above-mentioned Israeli decision and to prevent further violation by Israel, the occupying power, of international humanitarian law and United Nations resolutions.

(We call upon the Secretary-General to undertake immediate efforts to prevent the actual implementation of the above-mentioned Israeli decision and to prevent further violation by Israel, the occupying power, of international humanitarian law and United Nations resolutions.)