29 April 2002 (A/ES-10/169-S/2002/495)

Letter sent by Mrs. Somaia Barghouti, Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Counselor 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: (Hebron Incursion)

The bloody Israeli military onslaught being waged against the Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority since 29 March 2002 continues. In defiance of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, international law and international humanitarian law, the Israeli occupying forces continue to commit human rights violations, war crimes and State terrorism against the Palestinian people under occupation. As the Israeli assaults continue, the death toll and the number of Palestinians injured, many critically, continue to rise. Moreover, the path of destruction being wrought by Israel, the occupying Power, throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, has left all sectors of Palestinian life in ruins, causing a grave humanitarian situation.

In the pre-dawn hours of today, Israel widened its military campaign with the invasion of the city of Al-Khalil. Israeli occupying forces had already entered the city in the previous week, using helicopter gunship missile fire to carry out the extrajudiciary execution of two Palestinian men in the city on 23 April. However, today the occupying forces launched a full-scale attack in Al-Khalil using tanks, armored personnel carriers and helicopter gunships. Thus far, at least 9 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli occupying forces in Al-Khalil today and more than 20 people have been injured. Further, the occupying forces imposed a curfew and raided homes throughout the city, abducting at least 17 Palestinians.

On Friday, 26 April 2002, the Israeli occupying forces once again raided the city of Qalqilya, causing death and destruction of property and terrorizing the civilian population. Using more than a dozen tanks and armored personnel carriers, the occupying forces stormed into Qalqilya, raiding homes and abducting at least 30 Palestinians. Moreover, at least two extrajudiciary executions were committed by the occupying forces in Qalqilya. Similar raids and abductions were carried out by the Israeli occupying forces in the nearby villages of Beita, Jaba’a and Silt a-Dhar.

As the Israeli military campaign continues, the international community continues to await the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1402 (2002), 1403 (2002)

and 1405 (2002), including the dispatch of the UN fact-finding team. The repeated Israeli demands to delay the mission as well as the imposition of conditions on the fact-finding team are completely unacceptable. The Security Council must take the necessary measures to ensure that the team is dispatched immediately without any hindrance or pre-conditions.

In follow-up to my previous 118 letters to you regarding the crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, dated from 29 September 2000 to 22 April 2002 (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-10/99S/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; A/ES-10/124-S/2001/1084; A/ES-10/125-S/2001/1092; A/ES-10/126-S/2001/1118; A/ES-10/128-S/2001/1149; A/ES-10/129-S/2001/1166; A/ES-10/133-S/2000/1239; A/ES-10/134-S/2001/126; A/ES-10/136-S/2002/18; A/ES-10/137-S/2002/39; A/ES-10/138-S/2002/48; A/ES-10/139-S/2002/58; A/ES-10/140-S/2002/89; A/ES-10/141-S/2002/95; A/ES-10/142-S/2002/102; A/ES-10/143-S/2002/121; A/ES-10/144-S/2002/142; A/ES-10/145-S/2002/146; A/ES-10/146-S/2002/165; A/ES-10/147-S/2002/175; A/ES-10/148-S/2002/182; A/ES-10/149-S/2002/186; A/ES-10/150-S/2002/214; A/ES-10/151-S/2002/223; A/ES-10/152-S/2002/232; A/ES-10/154-S/2002/242; A/ES-10/155-S/2002/248; A/ES-10/156-S/2002/245; A/ES-10/157-S/2002/253; A/ES-10/158-S/2002/258; A/ES-10/159-S/2002/281; A/ES-10/160-S/2002/307; A/ES-10/161-S/2002/319; A/ES-10/162-S/2002/330; A/ES-10/163-S/2002/340; A/ES-10/164-S/2002/353; A/ES-10/165-S/2002/361; A/ES-10/166-S/2002/370; A/ES-10/167-S/2002/433 and A/ES-10/168-S/2002/474), it is my profound regret to inform you that, since my last letter to you, it has been revealed that at least 38 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli occupying forces. This raises the total number of Palestinians killed by the occupying forces to 1465 martyrs.

Once again, due to the extremely difficult circumstances in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, we have been unable to compile a complete and accurate list of all of the Palestinian martyrs killed by the Israeli occupying forces. The annex to the present letter contains the names of the martyrs that have thus far been identified, and the names of the other Palestinians that have been killed will be conveyed once they are identified.

Names of martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem*

(Tuesday, 23 April through Monday, 29 April 2002)


Tuesday, 23 April 2002

  1. Marwan Zaloum
  2. Samir Abu Rajab
  3. Amin Ziad Ali Thawabteh (13 years old)

Wednesday, 24 April 2002

  1. Yusef Basel Zaqout (14 years old)
  2. Ismail Mohammed Abu Nadi (13 years old)
  3. Wael Anwar Abu Nadi (13 years old)
  4. Asaad Faisal Arsan (10 years old)
  5. Yaqoub Ismail Aseefan Al-Tarayreh
  6. Mohammed Abdel Halim Al-Tarayreh
  7. Ibrahim Abdel Rineem Ahmed Al-Mabhouh
  8. Ehab Ibrahim Abdel Riheem Al-Mabhouh
  9. Ahmed Shaker Abu Own
  10. Jameel Tawfiq Eissa Ararawi
  11. Majdy Naji Mohammed Khlayleh (15 years old)

Thursday, 25 April 2002

  1. Ahmed Tawfiq Ahmed Bisheer
  2. Ibrahim Mustafa Abdeen
  3. Essam Jawabreh
  4. Ra’ed Omran Al-Khateeb

Friday, 26 April 2002

  1. Ra’ed Moussa Mady Nizal
  2. Zuheir Ahmed Al-Qidra
  3. Iman Mohammed Abu Khoseh (17 years old)

Saturday, 27 April 2002

  1. Mohammed Samir Shamekh Al-Dibs
  2. Abdel Latif Sulimen AL-Masri

Sunday, 28 April 2002

  1. Areefa Mohammed Ahmed Zaghad
  2. Osama Mohammed Mahmoud Jabareen (16 years old)

Monday, 29 April 2002

  1. Raja’e Fawzi Abu Shama
  2. Amjad Yasser Katba
  3. Muzer Badr Katba
  4. Huseen Odeh
  5. Akram Jumah Al-Hammouri
  6. Nidal Nyeem Abayyat
  7. Nader Amran Shahine
  8. Tareq Rasmi Dofash
  9. Sa’da Abdel Latif Mahmoud Najm
  10. Ibrahim Yasser Shahine
  11. Firas Yasser Shahine
  12. Mahmoud Al-Qanni
  13. Khaled Habash



* The total number of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces since 28 September 2000 =1465