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Israel Tells UN It Will Protect Itself from Increased Terrorism

Charging that the Palestine Liberation Organization has recently intensified its terror campaign against Israel from its bases in Lebanon, Israel told the UN that it will take the necessary steps to prevent such acts.

In a letter to Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar circulated here Wednesday, Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s UN Ambassador, listed several terrorist actions against Israel in the last two months and stated: “Israel was able to prevent these wanton attacks against its civilians by the ongoing security arrangements along its northern border. These measures are necessary because, as the recent assassination of Lebanon’s Prime Minister reminds us, there is no central government in Beirut able to prevent the PLO and other terrorist groups from using Lebanon as staging ground for aggression against Israel.”

Netanyahu declared that the Israeli government will continue to take “appropriate measures to protect its citizens against terrorist operations launched from Lebanon and elsewhere.”