Secretary General UN
9 October, 00
Dear Mr Annan
RE: Illegal Israeli Action in occupied Palestinian territory
International Service is an NGO who places skilled development workers to share their skills with local organisations. We have worked in Palestine since 1979 and we are very alarmed at the current situation which is worse than we have previously experienced.
We appreciate that you are doing all within your power to use your good offices to bring an end to the escalating violence which threatens the lives of so many in the region and we would like to offer our support to the call from our partner organisations Al Haq and the Palestine Committee for Human Rights for international condemnation of the use of overwhelming force on the part of Israeli troops against civilians. We believe that Israel is in breach of its legal commitments under international law and in particular the 4th Geneva Convention and draw particular attention to the following: -
I am confident that you will be taking these concerns very seriously and I urge you to do all within your power to bring about greater protection for Palestinian citizens whose lives are being put at risk by these policies.