- London, June 19,(Pal Telegraph) - In the context of the
above Resolution and pursuant to the term of the enquiry namely: International
Independent Fact Finding Mission mandated "to investigate all violations
of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law that
might have been committed at any time in the context of the military operations
that were conducted in Gaza during the period from 27 December 2008 and
18 January 2009 whether before during or after".
- The Secretariat of the Fact-Finding Mission
- c/o OHCHR, G. Motta 48,
- Switzerland 10th June 2009
- Re; Submission pursuant to Resolution S-9/1 of the United
- Human Rights Council (HRC), adopted on 12 January 2009.
- By Peter Eyre
- MIddle East Consuiltant
- Dear Sir or Madam,
- Please find below a summary of my research in regard
to event leading up to the Israeli - Gaza Conflict 2008 - 2009, including
events that took place after the withdrawal of the IDF that all fall within
the parameters of your enquiry
- In the context of the above Resolution and pursuant to
the term of the enquiry namely: International Independent Fact Finding
Mission mandated "to investigate all violations of International Human
Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law that might have been committed
at any time in the context of the military operations that were conducted
in Gaza during the period from 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009 whether
before during or after".
- The submission covers many aspects of the build up to
the conflict which in my opinion constitutes breaches of both International
Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law. It reveals many possible
failings and weaknesses that occurred historically that were instrumental
in the development of the conflict.
- These possible failings and weaknesses involved the United
Nations (UN), as the main overseer and The United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The involvement of certain International Governments
also played a major role in allowing the already strained relationship,
between the parties involved in the conflict, to further deteriorate. This
must therefore reflect on those governments, namely that of the United
States, United Kingdom, Egypt and Israel including some of the countries
that are signatory to NATO.
- It is also evident that one of the main contributing
factors in the build up to the conflict was the failings of those responsible
for monitoring and implementing the guidelines of The Oslo Accord. One
can clearly see that all the many issues that occurred on both sides relating
to internal and external security may have been instrumental into one side
or the other taking action.
- In order for your team to truly evaluate what happened
I think it would be beneficial to look into the possible root causes of
the conflict and as to what is still keeping the fire burning. I sincerely
hope that the information provided helps your team complete their task
and in reaching a successful conclusion.
- The historically backdrop in the build up to this conflict
goes back before the final Israeli withdrawal in 2005. The pride of Gaza
was its new international airport that had been funded by Japan, Egypt,
Saudi Arabia, Spain and Germany with the design by Moroccan Architects.
The airport opened in 1998 at a total cost off $86 million and gave the
people of Gaza access to the outside world.
- However, the United States kept applying pressure on
Israel to remove Israeli settlers from the strip and to eventually withdraw
from Gaza. In 2001 the systematic destruction of this vital lifeline began
followed by the final act of ripping up the runway and taxiways in 2002.
The Israeli's reason for doing this was because they felt that they would
not be able to control the flow of possible weapons into and out of Gaza
which at the time was under the control of The Palestinian Authority.
- This totally unacceptable act of aggression resulted
in condemnation from the United Nations and the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) as well as other member countries. This act alone left
the people of Gaza with a bitter taste. The final end to Israeli dwellers
and the withdrawal of the IDF in 2005 supposedly signaled an end to the
- I believe that in actual fact this was not the end of
the occupation of Gaza but rather a new phase in its occupation and the
start of an extensive blockade. When one looks at the time when the airport
commenced operations it truly gave the people a ray of hope and gave them
a certain level of freedom with borders open and trade taking place (with
restrictions). However, we now see a total blockade and an indirect occupation
of Gaza with many more restrictions and border closures.
- Immediately prior to this pull out we saw the establishment
of The Oslo Accord which was deeply flawed with Israel basically calling
the shots. A fishing zone was declared which fell well short of normal
international protocol. It created a marine buffer zone in both the North
and South of the Gaza Marine Area and in doing so reduced both the breadth
and width by a significant margin. This act alone was not in line with
normal international borders and basically deprived the Palestinians of
claiming it territorial waters, rights and EEZ that is so vital to their
economy. The Israeli's insisted that as part of the deal that they would
be responsible for all security aspects and that the offshore area would
come under their control. This further extended into total control of land,
sea and air.
- This was the first major mistake made by the mediators
and would have serious consequences down the track. During this same period
of time British Gas had found some interesting large reserves of natural
gas in the offshore Gaza Marine Area and those finds resulted in two wells
being named Gaza Marine 1 and 2.
- One can clearly see that this issue would also back fire
and create total mistrust.
- When you look at a nautical based chart for the region
and the optional plans for the subsea pipelines it is very easy to see
why many were concerns.
- Let's just dwell on those two issues alone and focus
in on the implications to the people of Gaza and Palestine. You know have
a situation whereby the IDF do not accept the terms of the Oslo Accord
and continue to kill, injure or intimidate the fishermen. The IDF warships
patrol the strip on a regular basis, open fire and also sometimes ram these
harmless vessels. The Israeli naval vessels also severely restrict the
fishermen to sometimes 6 nm or down to 3nm whenever it suits them. As a
result of these actions The Gazan fishing industry has collapsed and the
fishing stocks in the permitted area have been depleted to a dangerously
unacceptable level. This industry was so vital the people of Palestinians
in terms of fish for protein intake and for its economy. Surely this constitutes
a breach of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian
- The second and most important issue is that of the huge
reserves of natural gas in the Gaza Marine Area and their location in regard
to international borders. One must also address the adjacent Israeli reserves
that could in actual fact be jointly owned and if that is the case we could
again see a violation of international law. The UN has already condemned
Israel for exploiting Palestinian natural resources and this could prove
to be an extension to that problem. Again we come back to the issue of
possible violation of both International Human Rights Law and International
- To put these two very important issues into perspective
we have to visit Gaza and see the world's largest outdoor prison and all
of the associated poverty and hardship that has been forced upon them.
We can very quickly carry out an analysis and realize that in actual fact
apart from the urgent requirement of Medical Aid and Humanitarian Supplies
the people of Gaza and West Bank do not need financial aid as they have
all the wealth in the world sitting offshore, which belongs to Gaza and
the people of Palestine. In that regard there is certainly a case to answer
via UNCLOS and the ICJ.
- Finally we come to the actual crimes associated with
the conflict just before, during and after the event. What is absurd is
the fact that in June 2008 Israel was debating a plan to attack Gaza whilst
at the same time they were in discussions for a 6 month ceasefire with
Hamas. Prior to this there Ex Chief of the IDF had quoted that Hamas had
to be removed from Gaza before the gas could flow.
- I can say with great authority there is certainly a link
between the very lucrative offshore reserves and the attack on Gaza. Israel
realized that there was a distinct possibility that the Gaza Gas from Marine
1 and 2 could well be directed to Egypt and then turned into LNG for onward
export to UK, US or wherever. This prompted the involvement of the British
PM Tony Blair to intervene in an attempt to get talks underway again. The
initial contract with Egypt was therefore cancelled.
- The Israeli desperately needed this gas deal and asked
British Gas to again enter into urgent negotiations in order to strike
a deal before such an attack was carried out. Had they gone in too early
the Central Government (PA) would have gone against the Israeli's as a
protest and the contract would never have been signed. Again Talks with
British Gas fell though and Israel decided to go in and remove Hamas and
had they been successful the gas deal would have been back on track. As
we all know worldwide condemnation forced them to pull out.
- Before detailing the violations within Gaza I would like
to draw to the attention of the United Nations that Israel has ignored
over 130 UN Resolutions with the total support of the United States. In
addition to this the UN Permanent Observer Mission for Palestine has sent
over 339 letters to the UN Secretary General complaining of serious illegal
Israeli actions and other matters between 2005 and early 2009. We have
also seen other violations of the Geneva Convention that is already well
- The five year interim agreement has failed from its onset
and relationships have become strained after many serious incursions by
the IDF. In December 2008 we witnessed the totally disproportionate attack
on Gaza. Since the conflict the crossings have been severely restricted
to a point of stagnation. They close without warning despite the urgency
of Medical/Humanitarian Aid and stop those with urgent medical conditions
from seeking treatment.
- We have seen high levels of intimidation in the offshore
Gaza area and we continue to see regular bombings by the IDF at selected
targets, most of which have been in the tunnel area of Southern Gaza. It
is obvious that since the agreement between the US - Egypt - Israel and
the continued financial/military support, the Rafah crossing is totally
controlled by the US and Israel. When we add up all the violations - UN
Resolutions, Geneva Conventions, Oslo Accord and the terrible consequences
of the attack on Gaza we can see that the Palestinians have really been
dealt a card from the bottom of the pack.
- As an ex military man serving in the Middle East and
having spent much time in the region as a consultant I find the current
situation totally unacceptable. When the IDF first moved into Gaza, I,
like most veterans, watched with horror as we first observed the parachute
illumination flares being fired. This immediately was followed by White
Phosphorus time and time again all of which were over highly populated
areas which as we all know this is in violation of the Geneva Convention.
- The use of White Phosphorus on densely populated areas
is in violation of the Geneva Convention: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions
on the Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III). Certain use of incendiary
weapons, in particular the use of air delivered incendiary weapons against
targets situated amongst concentrations of civilians (Protocol III to the
Conventional Weapons Convention). WP was and has been used extensively
- When WP rains down on areas of population it is impossible
to avoid the fallout. Sometimes they explode very close to the ground or
at acute angles & the concentration of WP are intense and in this case
the casualty level can be extremely high. When WP is released into the
atmosphere it is vital that persons are not out in the street & families
remain inside with windows & doors closed. Phosphorus can badly damage
the lungs of babies and children. WP continues to burn for some time as
long as it has oxygen. When it comes in contact with the skin it can burn
right through to the bone and in such heavy concentrations will cause death
by burning beyond recognition. Evidence of such injuries and deaths are
available at the hospital and by the ambulance crews attending the scene.
- Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry was and are still being
used in the Gaza Strip which again is in violation of the Geneva Convention.
The use of weaponry containing Depleted Uranium (DU) with indiscriminate
effect or of a nature to cause superflouus injury or unnecessary suffering
is in violation of Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions. Countries using
such weaponry have an obligation to ascertain that new weapons do not violate
the laws and customs of war or any other international law. The International
Court of Justice considers this rule a binding customary humanitarian law.
These US manufactured weapons are currently in us by the US, UK and other
NATO forces as well as the IDF. They have been used in the Balkans, Kuwait,
Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now possible Pakistan
- Chemical toxicity of DU is about a million times greater
than its radiological hazard. Health effects of DU are determined by factors
such as the extent of exposure & whether it was internal, external
inhalation, Ingestion & Shrapnel. Causes Congenital Disorders, Immune
System Damage, Increased Risk of Birth Defects & Brain Damage
- There are also serious long-term effects of DU such as
malignant cancers, ludicrously high leukemia rates, heart problems, 4 x
increases in cancer among children. DU dust can also contaminate agricultural
areas & water supply. In 2003 DU was used in the Iraq "Shock and
Awe" campaign. Around 350 sites were contaminated resulting in around
140,000 cancer cases. It is estimated that this increased to between 7-8,000
new cases per annum. This would indicate that the future for Gaza is not
good unless the UN investigate, locate, isolate and force the removal of
such contamination without delay.
- I would also add that these potential highly contaminated
sites are currently used by locals, especially children, to forage around
for recyclable items. The danger to children in particular is extremely
high as there organs and immune system are not yet fully developed
- A strong case may also exist in the use of DIME weaponry
in the Gaza Strip based on the type of injuries observed and should form
part of the investigation. Indications reveal the use of DIME weapons were
experimentally carried out on Gaza.
- These weapons consist of a Carbon Fibre case filled with
mixture of explosive and a very dense powder of a Heavy Metal Tungsten
Alloy (HMTA) composed of tungsten & other metals such as cobalt, nickel
or iron. The casing disintegrates into extremely small particles, as opposed
to shrapnel. Survivors close to the lethal zone may have their limbs amputated
(as the micro shrapnel can slice through soft tissue and bone) and may
subsequently contract cancer from the HMTA micro-shrapnel embedded in their
body tissue. The carcinogenic effects of HMTA have been studied by the
U.S. Armed Forces since at least 2000, along with DU and these alloys were
found to cause a transformation in the victim's cells.
- I would also add that any surgeon, when operating on
such victims, will only remove fragments that are safe to do so and many
other fragments remain inside the body to carry out there own lethal progression.
- Other terrible war crimes have been committed by the
IDF whilst inside the Gaza Strip. Much of this activity is well documented
and the team will gain knowledge of such violation by carrying out local
interviews The ironic aspect of these crimes is the fact that it constitutes
a violation of the IDF own Code of Conduct which clearly show the parameters
in which they have to operate. Conclusive evidence exists locally on this
aspect and I have details those rulings as per below:
- Code of Conduct against militants and Palestinian civilians
- Military action can only be taken against military targets.
- The use of force must be proportional.
- Soldiers may only use weaponry that was issued by the
- Anyone who surrenders cannot be attacked.
- Only those who are properly trained can interrogate prisoners.
- Soldiers must accord dignity and respect to the Palestinian
population and those arrested.
- Soldiers must give appropriate medical care, when conditions
allow, to oneself and one's enemy.
- Pillaging is absolutely and totally illegal.
- Soldiers must show proper respect for religious and cultural
sites and artefacts.
- Soldiers must protect international aid workers, including
their property and vehicles.
- Soldiers must report all violations of this code.
- We now come to the issue of "Who sold such weapons
- It is evident that these weapons are illegal in the context
by which they have or are being used. It is also believed that the sale
of such weapons could constitute a violation of the US Department of Defense
own rulings on the export and usage of these weapons that are manufactured
primarily in the US. A member of Congress has already raised this issue
with the US Secretary of State. It must also be noted that all weapons
are passed through Congress for approval with the final signatory being
the President. The sale of all the arms to Israel is well documented and
normally one can see much activity just prior to conflict which was the
case in Israel when 1,000 Smart Bombs were exported just prior to the attack.
- Finally as evidence, I add reference to the following
list of some of the more recent letters sent to the UN Secretary General
from the Permanent Representative for the UN in Palestine. These original
letters are held at the United Nations for your perusal and I presume form
part of any enquiry if relevant to the location:
- June 3, 18 and 25 - July 25 - August 1 - September Nil
- October 20th - November 5, 17 - December 27, 29 and 30
- January 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, and 14 - February 2, 18 and 25
- March 6 and 25
- April 8, 16 and 30 - May 22
- On the question of Depleted Uranium we have seen flaws
in the research and testing techniques especially on the effects of low
level radiation as opposed to high dosage rates. The Balkans revealed many
such flaws which did not bring the result most people were hoping for.
It is fact that in forensic science one can now prosecute a person for
carrying out the murder of another person, even when the victim has never
been found. This is done by DNA evidence of both the victim and the offender
and also other on site sampling and laboratory tests.
- In the Balkans forensic evident was found in the use
of DU but the outcome was not conclusive in that the Military denied its
use. Why such evidence did not bring the expected result was indeed a major
flaw in that enquiry. DU Penetrators were found and other DU weapons fragments
with clear traces of yellow on the casings along with the appropriate radiation
- We saw the same happen during the Lebanon 2006 conflict
when again Israel was accused of using DU weapons. Further independent
laboratory tests on samples taken from craters revealed the presence of
enriched uranium and much more. Additional tests further revealed the possible
use of 4th Generation Weapons. All the appropriate readings were very well
documented and are still retained. Again good evidence was recovered but
the result was again flawed and the IDF denied it usage.
- Kuwait and Iraq was the first time that DU truly came
out into the open and all evidence was confirmed by the experts and the
various armed forces. As a result of an unfortunate accident at a US depot
in Kuwait, contamination from the DU spread in the area. This was conclusive
evidence that the US and other NATO forces were using DU weaponry. The
Kuwaiti Government then ordered the US to clean up the site and remove
the contamination. This is normal policy and in this case the US had to
remove around 7,500 kg of contaminated soil/sand and ship it back to the
US for disposal. If one can relate to any such bomb site in Gaza then we
can see the same problem on a much smaller scale.
- Local independent sampling from Gaza has already taken
place and currently under laboratory testing in both the UK and Sweden.
The initial findings show some very interesting aspects with an apparent
firm link to Depleted Uranium. Further sampling is required from the Rafah
border & tunnel area of Southern Gaza to conclude this private investigation.
- Gaza is an extremely small enclave with a dense population.
The world was truly shocked at the disproportionate attack by the IDF and
the high rate of injuries and deaths, especially in women and children.
One cannot imagine the on going casualties that may follow as a result
of the many weapons used on Gaza, some of which appeared to be experimental.
It is hoped that this independent research will reveal shocking evidence
with good clear results.
- DU as we know becomes an aerosol with a potentially lethal
outcome. The DU Dust/Contamination can travel very long distances both
in the adjacent area, region and further afield. It is possible that this
contamination has since passed over the border to Israel, Lebanon, Jordan
and Egypt. During the attack on Lebanon in 2006 the DU contamination moved
into Northern Israel within one hour. As a result of this contamination
we may well see a dramatic rise in cancer related illnesses both in Palestine
and the region. This, as we know may also cause still births and badly
disfigured babies and reflects on the importance of keeping very accurate
health records in Gaza and West Bank. It would also be advisable for adjacent
countries to also carry out their own analysis.
- To summarise we now have an opportunity to investigate
in great detail the past failings of the many authorities involved in all
past and current DU investigation. We can now carry out an assortment of
different up to date tests on both victims and in the laboratory. These
tests should take into account that methods used in the past, such as the
ICRP Biokenetic Model, is not suitable for low level radiation. We must
also focus on the uniqueness of Alpha particles once inhaled or ingested
into the human body. Its capacity to start the cancer cycle, alter the
genetics, cell structure and DNA and more importantly the passing on to
the unborn child and indeed their siblings.
- I am sure that if the UN team were given more time they
would find much more convincing evidence in and around Gaza. It is extremely
sad to learn that your team has been given time constraints for such an
important issue. As you know the situation in this region is extremely
sensitive and one could only assume that if a stone remains unturned it
will add more fuel to the existing problems.
- We have all seen the incapacity of many organisations
in attempting to avoid the onset of the attack on Gaza. The writing was
on the wall some six months prior to the conflict when debates were taking
place and weapons orders were being processed from the United States via
Congress. We saw the shameful way the world's governments observed the
onslaught but did little about it. We saw their own brothers turn their
backs in their hour of need. Finally we saw the disgraceful workings of
the United Nations and the Security Council, when despite a majority vote
against Israel they lacked the ability to stop the conflict in its early
- What we did see was the tremendous turnout around the
world of the masses. We observed that people power can change events in
this world and force governments to take notice or succumb to their demands.
- Finally we have now seen the UN carry out their own investigation
in relation to the attacks on UN facilities in such a slow painful way.
We have seen the results of those enquires which proved conclusively that
Israel were guilty on almost all counts. What we did not see was that despite
the evidence no attempted action has been taken via the International Court
of Justice in bringing those responsible to trial. What we did see was
the UN accusing them of those crimes and demand compensation for the damage
- One could ask the question why was this not taken further
and why did this very quick investigation only deal with UN breaches. It
was obvious that those same incidents had been duplicated on the people
of Gaza both in the indiscriminate attacks on it citizens and on their
- This investigation in the true sense is relatively easy
compared to such places as the Balkans. All the alleged violations were
carried out in a very small enclave and all the evidence is concentrated
in such a small area. I feel that the United Nations has a real opportunity
here to show it true strength and credibility in bringing this investigation
to a successful conclusion.
- We already have sufficient support from many member states
to ban DU weapons production and use. We see a very strong anti DU campaign
talking place in Europe even to a point that some of those countries are
now funding research into the DU problem. What we do not see is the same
support coming from the United States and other NATO countries that are
currently using such weapons. One can clearly see that war can be a very
lucrative business despite the barbaric indiscriminate use of such weapons.
- The US has re classified an array of such weapons as
being conventional when in actual fact they have strong ties with nuclear
weapons. One could even see a possible connection in DU Weaponry being
added to the list of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD based on evidence
that DU particles have been transmitted over the far reaches of the globe.
We all know the tremendous pressures being applied to world government
on the issues of Global Warming and that we all have to look at our own
carbon footprint and may have to pay the price. However, we do not see
those same nations showing concern at the contamination of the upper atmosphere
as a result of the use of DU.
- We can draw down on evidence in this particular case
when we relate to the High Volume Air Sampler (HVAS) filter systems deployed
by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) situation in Aldermaston, Berkshire
UK. The monitoring of Uranium in the atmosphere has been carried out since
the early 1990's with more intense studies being carried since this time.
After the "Shock and Awe" campaign in Iraq and the same activity
in Afghanistan, the UK was subjected to extremely high levels of uranium
causing alarm to the authorities. This is also very well documented and
is not contained in my submission.
- One does not have to be into rocket science to understand
that this is a grave threat to the whole of mankind resulting in harm to
possible many thousands if not millions of people. In this context I believe
that the UN is in a very unique position whilst carrying out its investigations
in Gaza to finally, not only prove that DU was used, but also to instigate
action to stop the manufacturing of such weapons and to remove such weapons
from military stock piles. It is also important for the UN to force Israel
to reveal its own nuclear activity in such areas.
- Finally we come to what can be done to ensure peace be
returned to this region.
- I believe that the UN should send in their own peacekeeping
troops (Blue Helmets not combat troops from NATO) to take up positions
on all borders (both sides) and once in place lift the entire blockade
of land, sea and air. One could then create a corridor between Gaza and
West Bank to unite the two enclaves and at the same time create trade.
From the Israeli perspective they could build an elevated highway to take
traffic over the Palestinian strip in order for them to gain access between
Central/Northern Israel and Southern Israel.
- On the issue of re construction one would have to be
extremely careful with the assumed presence of DU contamination. As we
have already pointed out such sites have to be isolated/fenced/contained
and finally de contaminated by the removal of the subsoil's and debris
etc. One would have to take the weather conditions into account when carrying
out this activity based on prevailing winds and carefully make sure that
resident were well clear during the operaton.
- Under normal protocol in the Nuclear Industry, any waste
generated as a by product of the industry has to be safely stored. In the
case of contamination it becomes the responsibility of the instigators
to remove all traces of such contamination and return it to its place of
origin. It would be Israel in this case with the involvement of the United
States who exports DU weaponry to Israel knowing its final usage. It is
obvious to say that with the size of Israel one could not stockpile such
waste unless a suitable location was found in the Negev Desert and certainly
not in or near Gaza or West Bank.
- Finally when the clean up has been completed a reconstruction
programme can commence especially in the building of a sea/container port
and urgent re construction of the badly damaged international airport.
During this period urgent action must be taken via UNCLOS and the ICJ to
clarify/re define the true international borders between Egypt and Gaza,
Gaza and Israel, West Bank and Israel, West Bank and Jordan. The establishment
of legal offshore limits and the creation of an Exclusive Economic Zone
- On the question of all offshore oil/gas reserves both
within Gaza and Israeli waters. The UNCLOS and ICJ must clarify who legally
own what. In the case where a reserve is jointly owned make sure that immediate
activity is halted until the results on the enquiry is known.
- With all this underway the Palestinians can then be allowed
(in conjunction with British Gas) to re negotiate the Joint Venture Agreement
(JV) with all parties involved, including Hamas. It must be noted that
these reserves belong to the country that own the coastline and that the
share ratio should reflect a fair agreement which is not the current case.
- It would be my recommendation for the oil/gas to then
be piped directly to Gaza which would entail the construction of a large
domestic gas plant and an adjacent Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant to
process surplus gas for export.
- This will not only bring high technology to Gaza and
the Palestinians but will also create many jobs. Several power stations
would have to be built or modified with industrial gas turbine engines
and then the natural gas can be piped to those facilities to run Palestine's
- The spin off from the above will allow industry, public
transport, commercial transport and domestic housing to all run on gas
and the lucrative export of surplus gas. Any dealings with Israel would
be entirely under the control of the Palestinians in conjunction with British
- The future prosperity of both Gaza and West Bank (Palestine)
looks extremely bright and I can say with great confidence that Gaza in
particular can become the Mini Dubai of the Eastern Mediterranean. The
international community must identify the terrible conditions and way of
life that has been inflicted on the people of Palestine and remove this
terrible blockade without delay. Palestine must be given its rightful sovereign
statehood by the United Nations as a matter of priority and the UN investigation
team should bring a successful conclusion to this investigation.
- I have intentionally left out all the many references
to the violation carried out in both Gaza and West Bank as I know that
all of this is very well documented in the archives of the United Nations.
- As a footnote to this submission it is my intention to
place this in the public domain once you have received it.
- I look forward to your preliminary response.
- Yours Sincerely
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- Peter Eyre
- Middle East Consultant