18 December 1992 (A/47/805, S/24983)

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 – Resolution 799)

I am instructed by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which retains the powers and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of Palestine, to bring the following to your immediate attention.

Following my letter of 17 December 1992, regarding the Israeli deportation orders against Palestinian civilians, I am informing you that Israel, the occupying Power, has effectively deported 383 Palestinians from their own land across the northern border of Israel towards the territory of Lebanon. This has been done in complete disregard of all contacts and appeals made by several high level officials from around the world, which aimed at the prevention of the implementation of the deportation orders.

We condemn this action of the Israeli government in the strongest possible way, and we reiterate our position that such an action constitutes a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949. In addition, it will have a very detrimental affect on the peace process currently underway. We also repeat our request for immediate action by the international community to guarantee the safe return of those deported on 17 December 1992, as well as all other Palestinian deportees.