21 February 2001 (A/ES-10/59, S/2001/156)

Letter sent by Mr. Marwan Jilani, Charge' d'affaires a.i., Deputy Permanent Observer of the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the U.N., to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of the Security Council, and the President of the General Assembly: (Martyrs & Assassinations)

I regret to inform you that the Israeli military campaign against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, continues to cause loss of life and injury to Palestinian civilians as well as grave living conditions. In recent days, the Israeli occupying forces have committed brutal acts resulting in the killing of more Palestinian civilians, serious injuries and the destruction of homes and property. In this regard, one of the killings was clearly another targeted assassination carried out by the forces of the occupying Power.

Since our last letter to you, dated 13 February 2001 (A/ES-10/58-S/2001/131), on this grave matter, 10 Palestinian civilians have been killed by the Israeli occupying forces. (The names of the 10 martyrs are contained in the annex to the present letter.) Further, in follow up to our previous letters in this regard, dated from 29 September to 13 February 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; and A/ES-10/58-S/2000/131), I regret to inform you that this brings the total number of Palestinians killed by the occupying forces to 358 martyrs.

This continued killing and injuring of Palestinian civilians by the forces of the occupying Power in its ongoing military campaign in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is a matter of daily, grave concern to which the international community should give its serious attention.

Names of Martyrs killed by Israeli security forces

in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem

(Wednesday, 14 February through Tuesday, 20 February 2001)



Wednesday, 14 February 2001

  1. Ayed Tawfiq Abu Jarab

Thursday, 15 February 2001

  1. Nasser Mohammed Al-Hassnat
  2. Mohammed Ali Zuhair

Friday, 16 February 2001

1. Anwar Mustafa Mere i

  1. Issam Rashid Al-Tawil
  2. Shaker Suleiman Al-Manasreh
  3. Mohammed Ismail Al-Hawamdeh

Sunday, 18 February 2001

  1. Ahmad Ismail Faraj-Allah

Monday, 19 February 2001

  1. Mahmoud Suleiman Al-Madani

Tuesday, 20 February 2001

  1. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Korbi (18 years old)