King Abdullah of Jordan to UNSC 16 May 1948

UN Document S/748

Copied and retyped from
http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/DER/NL4/829/29/PDF/NL482929.pdf
on September 18 2013

CABLEGRAM DATED 16 MAY 1948 FROM THE KING OF TRANSJORDAN ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

WE WERE COMPELLED TO ENTER PALESTINE TO PROTECT UNARMED ARABS AGAINST MASSACRES SIMILAR TO THOSE OF DEIR YASIN. WE ARE AWARE OF OUR NATIONAL DUTY TOWARDS PALESTINE IN GENERAL AND JERUSALEM IN PARTICULAR AND ALSO NAZARETH AND BETHLEHEM. BE SURE THAT WE WILL BE VERY CONSIDERATE IN CONNECTION WITH JEWS IN PALESTINE AND WHILE MAINTAINING AT THE SAME TIME THE FULL RIGHT OF THE ARABS IN PALESTINE.

ZIONISM DID NOT REACT TO OUR OFFERS MADE BEFORE THE ENTRY OF ARMED FORCES.

ABDULLAH R.

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  • Nick

    Kfar Etzion blocked the legitimate entry of Jordanian forces into the Arab portion of Palestine. This was before the UN’s new Mandate came into effect, but two months after the UNSC had passed this resolution:

    “Appeals to all Governments and peoples, particularly in and around Palestine, to take all possible action to prevent or reduce such disorders as are now occurring in Palestine.” UNSC 42 5th Mar 1948. Eight votes to nil

    The armed camp that was Kfar Etzion, by blocking the movement of legitimate forces was clearly playing a part in those disorders.