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P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 1992
World Coordinator Garry Davis Authorizes
Israel Government To Return Exiled Palestinians
to Their Homeland
Scores Israeli Supreme Court For Condoning Human Rights Violation
WASHINGTON, DC--In a letter to President Chaim Herzog dated December 24th, 1992, World Coordinator Garry Davis, citing Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which prohibits exile, "authorized" the Israeli Government to immediately return the over 400 Palestinians bussed six days ago to the so-called no-man's land, a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon but legitimately considered Lebanese territory.
Davis pointed out that Article 13(1) of the Universal Declaration which provides for residence "within the borders of each state," sanctions the Palestinians return. As a member-state of the United Nations, Israel is bound by its Charter which obliges all member-states in Article 56 to "observe and respect fundamental human rights."
"In the absence of world law and its institutions," the letter states, the Palestinians "are trapped in a 'no-man's land,' de facto world territory." They have no court "which will adjudicate their claims to human rights violations."
The former World War II bomber pilot, who heads the World Government of World Citizens, maintains that the Israeli Supreme Court, by ruling that the Palestinians are now on "foreign soil," is using Israeli law "to support lawlessness."
"The Israeli Supreme Court's upholding of Your Government's violation of the Universal Declaration as well as of Articles 5 and 7(a) and (b) of the Israeli Constitution," the letter concludes, "exposes once again the imperative need for the creation of a World Court of Human Rights to which individuals will be able to bring suit against national governmental leaders who have violated their inalienable rights."
Copies of his letter were sent to the UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Supreme Court judge Meir Shamgar, Minister of Justice David Libai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shimon Peres, Hanan Ashrawi, spokesperson for the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks, Governor Bill Clinton, and Dr. Francis Boyle, Coordinator of the World Judicial Commission.