19 November 2001 (A/ES-10/125-S/2001/1092)

Letter sent by Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N., to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the Security Council, and the President of the General Assembly: (Israeli Occupying Forces Brutally Mutilate Palestinian Police)

Israel, the occupying Power, continues with its bloody military campaign committing additional war crimes and State terrorism against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem. Overnight, Israeli occupying forces shot and injured four Palestinian policemen, captured two of them and then killed both in cold blood and mutilated their bodies. The two policemen, Mr. Medhat Izz Abu Dalal and Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Hussein, along with the other two policemen were on patrol near their headquarters when they were shot at during an Israeli incursion into the area. After killing the two policemen, Israeli soldiers apparently had a military vehicle run over the two bodies. A Reuters witness saw the mutilated corpses and said that one of the menís heads had been nearly flattened. During the above-mentioned incursion, Israeli occupying forces also shelled a private American International school. Israeli shells punched visible holes in the building causing damage.

Today, an Israeli undercover unit, backed by 25 uniformed soldiers, abducted Mr. Abed Rabbo Abu Koussa from his home in an overnight raid in the Shejaiyeh neighborhood in Gaza City. Also, Israeli occupying forces committed yet another incursion into an area under full Palestinian control. Three Israeli tanks rolled more than a kilometer into the Palestinian town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip. This latest incursion by Israel, the occupying Power, caused widespread fear and terror to spread among the Palestinians living in the area.

In follow-up of my previous 80 letters to you regarding this ongoing crisis situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, dated from 29 September 2000 to 15 November 2001 (A/55/432-S/2000/921; A/55/437-S/2000/930; A/55/450-S/2000/957; A/55/466-S/2000/971; A/55/474-S/2000/984; A/55/490-S/2000/993; A/ES-10/39-S/2000/1015; A/ES-10/40-S/2000/1025; A/ES-10/42-S/2000/1068; A/ES-10/43-S/2000/1078; A/ES-10/44 S/2000/1093; A/ES-10/45-S/2000/1104; A/ES-10/46-S/2000/1107; A/ES-10/47-S/2000/1116; A/ES-10/48-S/2000/1129; A/ES-10/49-S/2000/1154; A/ES-10/50-S/2000/1173; A/ES-10/51-S/2000/1185; A/ES-10/52-S/2000/1206; A/ES-10/53-S/2000/1247; A/ES-10/54-S/2001/7; A/ES-10/55-S/2001/33; A/ES-10/56-S/2001/50; A/ES-10/57-S/2001/101; A/ES-10/58-S/2001/131; A/ES-10/59-S/2001/156; A/ES-10/60-S/2001/175; A/ES-10/61-S/2001/189; A/ES-10/64-S/2001/209; A/ES-10/65-S/2001/226; A/ES-10/66-S/2001/239; A/ES-10/67-S/2001/255;A/ES-10/68-S/2001/284; A/ES-10/69-S/2001/295; A/ES-10/70-S/2001/304; A/ES-10/71-S/2001/314; A/ES-10/72-S/2001/332; A/ES-10/75-S/2001/352; A/ES-10/76-S/2001/372; A/ES-10/79-S/2001/418; A/ES-10/80-S/2001/432; A/ES-10/81-S/2001/447; A/ES-10/82-S/2001/463; A/ES-10/83-S/2001/471; A/ES-10/84-S/2001/479; A/ES-10/85-S/2001/486; A/ES-10/86-S/2001/496; A/ES-10/87-S/2001/504; A/ES-10/88-S/2001/508; A/ES-10/89-S/2001/544; A/ES-10/90-S/2001/586; A/ES-10/91-S/2001/605; A/ES-10/92-S/2001/629; A/ES-10/93-S/2001/657; A/ES-10/94-S/2001/669; A/ES-10/95-S/2001/686; A/ES-10/96-S/2001/697; A/ES-10/97-S/2001/708; A/ES-10/98-S/2001/717;A/ES-10/99-S/2001/742;A/ES-10/100-S/2001/754; A/ES10/101-S/2001/783; A/ES-10/102-S/2001/785; A/ES-10/103-S/2001/798; A/ES10/104;S/2001/812; A/ES-10/105-S/2001/814; A/ES-10/107-S/2001/821; A/ES-10/108-S/2001/826; A/ES-10/111-S/2001/880; A/ES-10/112-S/2001/918; A/ES-10/114-S/2001/928; A/ES-10/115-S/2001/932; A/ES-10/116-S/2001/941; A/ES-10/117-S/2001/971 A/ES-10/118-S/2001/989; A/ES-10/119-S/2001/991, A/ES-10/121-S/2001/1007, A/ES-10/122-S/2001/1024; A/ES-10/123-S/2001/1036 and A/ES-10/124-S/2001/1084), I regret to inform you that since my last letter to you on 15 November, 4 more Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli occupying forces. (The names of the martyrs, including the martyrs mentioned above, are contained in the annex to the present letter.) These killings raise the number of Palestinians killed since 28 September 2000 to 765 martyrs. At the same time, the number of Palestinians injured, many critically, by the occupying forces, also continues to rise.

Names of Martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem* (Sunday, 18 November 2001 through Monday, 19 November 2001)

Sunday, 18 November 2001

  1. Taher Atef Zeid Al-Killani (16 years old) (from wounds sustained on 7 November 2001)
  2. Ibrahim Suliman Saíeed

Monday, 19 November 2001

  1. Medhat Izz Abu Dalal
  2. Mohammed Ibrahim Hussein

 

 

 

 

* Total number of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces since 28 September 2000 = 765