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        General Assembly
13 November 2006

Original: ENGLISH

Third special session
14 November 2006

Letter dated 10 November 2006 from the Permanent Representatives
of Bahrain and Pakistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva,
addressed to the President of the Human Rights Council

Upon the decision of the Group of Arab States and the Group of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), we have the honour to request you to convene a special session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, 14 November 2006, or immediately thereafter, for the purpose of considering and taking action on the gross human rights violations emanating from Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent one in northern Gaza and the assault on Beit Hanoun.

We have the pleasure to enclose herewith signatures of 23 members of the Human Rights Council requesting the special session.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of our highest consideration.

        (Signed): Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla
        Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain
        Chairman of the Group of Arab States
        (Signed): Masood Khan
        Ambassador of Pakistan
        Coordinator for Human Rights and
        Humanitarian Issues of the OIC Group


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