22 August 2001 (A/ES-10/105-S/2001/814)

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: (More Israeli Assassinations)

While the Security Council is seized with the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and in total disregard to the clear positions expressed by member states during the debate of the Council, Israel, the occupying Power, committed yet another crime of extra-judicial killings against Palestinians.  Today, Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at 2 cars near El-Breij refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip killing Mr. Bilal El-Ghoul, in addition to injuring others.

Moreover, in the early morning hours of today (Palestine time), Israeli occupying forces killed in cold-blood 3 Palestinian civilians.  They were killed as they arrived at the scene to examine the situation after an earlier exchange of fire, which resulted in the killing of one Palestinian, near the village of Eiba to the South of Nablus.  Also today, Israeli occupying forces shot and killed another Palestinian in Rafah without any fighting present in the area. The above is additional proof of Israels insistence on continuing with its bloody military campaign against the Palestinian people, which started last September, irrespective of international condemnation and calls for restraint.  We call on the Security Council to urgently adopt the necessary resolution in this regard with the aim of ending Israeli atrocities and the current tragic situation.

Since our last letter to you dated 21 August 2001 (A/ES-10/104-S/2001/812), I then regret to inform you that Israeli occupying forces have killed 6 more Palestinians, including the above-mentioned martyrs, bringing the total number of martyrs to 577. (The names of the martyrs are contained in the annex to the present letter).  At the same time, the total number of Palestinian civilians injured, many severely and permanently, also continues to rise each day.

I am writing this letter in follow-up to our previous 64 letters addressed to you regarding this grave and ongoing situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, dated from 29 September 2000 to 16 August 2001 (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; 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/ES-10/101-S/2001/783; A/ES-10/102-S/2001/785; A/ES-10/103-S/2001/798 and A/ES-10/104-S/2001/812.)




Names of Martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces

in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem*

(Wednesday, 21 August 2001)




Wednesday, 21 August 2001

1.      Ahed Mahmoud Fares

2.      Hakam Shahadah Akyallah

3.      Fadi Ibrahim Samaanah

4.      Zaher Fawzi Ismail

5.      Mahmoud Jasser

6.      Bilal El-Ghoul









*Total number of Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli occupying forces since 28 September 2000 = 577