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Israel and the Occupied Territories: deliberate and arbitrary killings / fear of further killings

, N° d'index: MDE 15/010/1994

On 19 October 1994, 22 people were killed and about 45 others wounded, when a bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv. The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack and there are fears that it may carry out further attacks against civilian targets.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 15/10/94
Distr: UA/SC
UA 378/94 Deliberate and arbitrary killings / Fear of
further killings 21 October 1994
ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 22 killed in bus bombing
On 19 October 1994, 22 people were killed and about 45 others wounded, when
a bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv. The Islamic Resistance Movement
(Hamas) is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack. In the
recent past Hamas has claimed responsibility for similar attacks against
civilians, and Amnesty International fears it may carry out further attacks
against civilian targets.
Amnesty International strongly condemns such deliberate and arbitrary killings,
which violate fundamental principles of humanitarian law. Respect for such
principles must be unconditional. The organization is calling on Hamas to
clarify its position with regard to the killings in Tel Aviv and to halt attacks
against civilians immediately.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and airmail letters
in English or your own language:
- expressing deep regret about the killings in Tel Aviv on 19 October 1994;
- calling on Hamas to clarify its position with regard to these killings;
- calling on Hamas to demonstrate respect for fundamental principles of
humanitarian law and halt attacks against civilians immediately.
APPEALS TO:
Mr Muhammad Nazzal
Representative in Jordan
Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)
P.O. Box 961700
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Faxes: 010 962 6 692 396
Telegrams: Mr Muhammad Nazzal, PO Box 961700, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Dear Mr Nazzal
Mr Ibrahim Ghosheh
Spokesperson
Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)
P.O. Box 961700
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Faxes: 010 962 6 692 396
Telegrams: Mr Ibrahim Ghosheh, PO Box 961700, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Dear Mr Ghosheh
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 1 December 1994.

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