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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/S-4/SR.2
22 January 2007

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Fourth special session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 2nd MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,

on Tuesday, 12 December 2006, at 3 p.m.

President: Mr. DE ALBA ................(Mexico)

Contents


REQUEST OF THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF FINLAND, ON BEHALF OF 34 STATES MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, TO CONVENE A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COUNCIL “ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN DARFUR” (continued)

The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.

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83. Mr. ABU-KOASH (Observer for Palestine) said that, while the Secretary-General had chosen to deliver a televised message on the occasion of the special session on Darfur, he had failed to address the Council during its previous special sessions on Palestine and Lebanon. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had also given the situation in Darfur far more attention than she had given to Israel’s violations of human rights in Palestine. Israel had acted hypocritically in sponsoring the draft resolution on Darfur since, as an occupying power, Israel was committing a holocaust against the Palestinian people.

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90. Ms. VADIATI (Observer for the Islamic Republic of Iran), speaking in exercise of the right of reply, said that it was ironic that Israel, an occupying Power, sought to divert attention from the matter at hand. She wished to point out that the conference taking place in Tehran was not about Holocaust denial. Israel itself had been committing a holocaust against the Palestinian people for over 60 years.


The meeting rose at 5.55 p.m.


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