4 June 2002 (A/ES-10/176-S/2002/617)

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: (New Illegal Israeli Settlement in Occupied East Jerusalem)

Israel, the occupying Power, continues with its illegal settlement activities in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. These illegal actions aim at the judaization of the city and at the expansion of Israeli colonization of the Palestinian Territory. Yesterday, Mr. Ehud Olmert, the mayor of West Jerusalem, announced on public radio that an Israeli contractor had begun erecting a fence around a 14-hectare area in Occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukhaber, where a new illegal Israeli settlement "Nof Zahav" is planned to be built. This extremely dangerous development represents a serious breech of the 4th Geneva Convention of 1949, as well as flagrant violations of numerous Security Council and other relevant UN resolutions. This action will only further exacerbate the already volatile situation and presents additional evidence of the policies of the Israeli government of Mr. Ariel Sharon, which are aimed at completely destroying any potential for a peaceful settlement between the two sides. The international community must ensure the prevention of the execution of the above-mentioned plan.

Furthermore, the broad Israeli military assault against the Palestinian people continues unabated. Today, 4 June 2002, Israeli occupying forces raided and reoccupied the center of Al-Khalil (Hebron), killing a 16-year-old boy with gun shots to the head and chest. Israeli occupying forces also continued to reoccupy the Palestinian city of Nablus in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, causing further destruction and devastation to those areas. In addition to the killing and the destruction of the property incurred, numerous Palestinians were rounded up in mass arbitrary detention

In follow-up to my previous 122 letters to you regarding the ongoing crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, dated from 29 September 2000 to 3 June 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; A/ES-10/168-S/2002/474; A/ES-10/169-S/2002/495; A/ES-10/173-S/2002/536; A/ES/10/174-S/2002/555 and A/ES/10/175-S/2002/610)

As previously stated in our letters to you, due to the extremely difficult circumstances in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, we were unable to compile a complete and accurate list of all the Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces. In this regard, we have recently attained some names of the martyrs that had yet to be sent. These additional 50 Palestinian martyrs were killed on 5 April, 10 April and 2 names in addition to the martyrs killed on 22 April 2002. The number of martyrs killed, including the 16-year-old boy killed today, now raises the total number of Palestinians killed by the occupying forces since 28 September 2000 to 1599 martyrs. (The names of the martyrs are contained in the annex to the present letter.)

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

(Tuesday, 4 June 2002)

Tuesday, 4 June 2002

  1. Murad Jamal Mohammed Alqam (16 years old)

Names of martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces

in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem*

(Not Yet Sent)


Friday, 5 April 2002

  1. Mohammed Basheer Mohammed Al-Eidey
  2. Loai Jalamneh
  3. Raed Abdel Karim Fatouh Al-Haji
  4. Nasser Kharmeh
  5. Maher Rifqi Ameyreh
  6. Donia Ibrahim Zafer Sawafteh
  7. Ahlam Shakaraneh
  8. Son of Abdelfatah Al-Jabry
  9. Iyad Abed Sawafteh
  10. Yasser Hassan Amin Al-Kawni
  11. Maher Mohammed Zafereh
  12. Samir Mufdi Abu Al-lell
  13. Ramy Darwazeh
  14. Ahmed Ziab Mohammed Qazaa
  15. Suliman Al-Tashtoosh
  16. Tarek Ziad Adel Darwesh
  17. Munzer Mohammed Amin Al-Haj
  18. Ahmed Hassan Al-Tarezi
  19. Khaled Ahmed Mohammed Jaroor
  20. Raed Hassan Awad
  21. Munkiz Mohammed Saeed Sawafteh
  22. Mohammed Kameel
  23. Ashraf Hamzeh Daraghameh
  24. Quais Edwan Nasser Abu Jabal
  25. Jameel Ibrahim Al-Arboudi

Wednesday, 10 April 2002

  1. Mutassem Hamdan (16 years old)
  2. Mahmoud Ahmed Abu Tawalbeh
  3. Abdelkareem Yussef Abu Shaleh
  4. Manal Samy Ibrahim
  5. Mahmoud Farid Bawatneh
  6. Mutassam Rahal
  7. Karam Sidqi Al-Atrash
  8. Ibrahim Mohammed Afaneh
  9. Ahmed Yussef Abu Hemidan
  10. Atef Moussa Qaundeel
  11. Azmi Rateb Abu Al-Hassan (17 years old)
  12. Fathi Kasem Basharat (17 years old)
  13. Mohammed Khalil Al-Norsi
  14. Zakaria Zubeidy
  15. Nidal Mohammed Ali Sowayat
  16. Rabea Al-Sady
  17. Amjad Al-Fayed
  18. Mohammed Abu Attiyeh
  19. Mohammed Alu Abu Helwah
  20. Mohammed Hussein Fayed
  21. Imad Fayed
  22. Ibrahim Jaber
  23. Ali Mohammed Faraj

Monday, 22 April 2002

  1. Ismail Jameel Eid
  2. Iyad Ahmed Hamdan Hamadeneh









* The total number of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces since 28 September 2000 = 1599