UNITED NATIONS (Dec. 2)
Israel charged today that “the recent General Assembly resolutions which yielded to the demands of the PLO, have encouraged the campaign of terror attacks against innocent Israeli civilians.” The charge was made in a letter from Israeli UN Ambassador Yosef Tekoah to Secretary General Kurt’ Waldheim in which he referred to Saturday night’s terrorist attack on Rihaniya village in Upper Galilee in which a civilian was killed and his wife wounded.
The letter also cited the interception by an Israeli patrol of five terrorists trying to cross the border from Lebanon during the night of Nov. 28 on a murder mission. The terrorists were killed.
The above-mentioned attacks illustrate again the fact that the government of Lebanon permits the existence on its territory of a murder regime which is carrying on its bloody atrocities against the civilian population of Israel. In these circumstances Israel is compelled to proceed with the appropriate measures it takes to protect its citizens/ Tekoah wrote.
He noted that the terrorists who attacked Rihaniya were members of Yasir Arafat’s El Fatah, “had been instructed in Beirut and in the PLO base at the Rashidiye refugee camp,” and were under orders “to kill indiscriminately” and “to take hostages.” Tekoah requested that his letter be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly and Security Council,