2 February 2001 (A/ES-10/57, S/2001/101)

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: (Palestinian Martyrs)

I am writing to you to inform you of even more Palestinian casualties as a result of the continuing Israeli military campaign against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem. Although the incidence of casualties has decreased as a result of the decreased intensity of the Israeli campaign, that campaign has regrettably continued as have its countless negative consequences.

Since my last letter to you, dated 16 January 2001, on this grave matter, 9 Palestinian civilians have been killed by the Israeli occupying forces, bringing the total number of Palestinian martyrs to 341. (The names of the 9 martyrs are contained in the annex to the present letter.) Further, in follow up to my previous letters in this regard, dated from 29 September to 16 January 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; and A/ES-10/56-S/2001/50), I wish to inform you that the number of Palestinians injured and wounded by the occupying forces has also unfortunately risen in recent weeks.


Names of Martyrs killed by Israeli security forces

In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem

(Tuesday, 16 January through Thursday, 1 February 2001)


Tuesday, 16 January 2001

  1. Walid Khalil Al-Awady

Sunday, 21 January 2001

  1. Mohammed Shareef El-Shareef (17 years old)

Tuesday, 23 January 2001

  1. Aisha Abdel Karim Nassar

Thursday, 25 January 2001

  1. Safwat Essam Kishtah ( 16 years old)

  2. Khalil Samir Al-Sindi

Monday, 29 January 2001

  1. Mohammed Majid Abu Musa

Wednesday, 31 January 2001

  1. Ismail Mohammed Al-Tilbani

Thursday, 1 February 2001

  1. Saber Freij Abu Daher

  2. Mohammed Meheissen (18 years old)