In a letter to the United Nations Security Council, delivered on Monday by Dr. Riyad Mansour, Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, the Palestinian representative to the UN called for the cessation of the latest Israeli extrajudicial executions perpetrated across the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as questioning the Israeli government’s intention to take unilateral steps regarding final borders of Israel.The letter , which came in follow-up of previous 223 letters since the crisis has erupted in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) in September 28, 2000, constitutes a basic record of the crimes committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people since September 2000.
On Monday, 6 March, Israel, the occupying power, killed five Palestinians, including three children in an extrajudicial attack, after the Israeli occupying forces fired missiles from a helicopter gunship on a car traveling on the crowded street of Salah Eldin in the Gaza Strip, the letter explained.
The letter pointed out that the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, declared on Monday, 6 March, 2006, that the Israeli government would unilaterally "determine its final borders by itself".
Such a declaration is considered a blatant violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and the Internationally-endorsed Road Map peace plan, the letter maintained.
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in a statement, said that that "security would only come through negotiations, not unilateral action and aggression.
The letter, in accordance with the rules and principles of international law, including international humanitarian law, called on the international community to call for the cessation of such violent attacks and condemn the latest escalation of military aggression by Israel.