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UNITED NATIONS

CHR/SC/0120
14 August 2001


SUBCOMMISSION ON PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CONTINUES DEBATE ON REMAINING HUMAN RIGHTS TOPICS

Terrorism, Traditional Practices Affecting Women, Sexual and
Contemporary Forms of Slavery, and Administration of Justice Discussed

The Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights this afternoon carried on with its debate on various forms of human rights abuses, addressing issues such as terrorism, traditional practices affecting women, sexual and contemporary forms of slavery and the administration of justice.

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Statements

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ELIAS KHOURI, of the Union of Arab Jurists, ...

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On the subject of Palestine, Israel was committing Nazi-type practices. Israelis grabbed land and were occupying it by force. They were killing children, and the violence was provoking counter-violence. There could be no equating the aggressor and the victim. Israel was the aggressor. It continued to build settlements in the West Bank and in the Syrian Golan. People were evicted from their farms, and Israel invited people to build new settlement there, and they armed the people and encouraged them to kill the Palestinians. The Subcommission was asked to do its utmost to ensure that the international community provide protection to the Palestinian people, and to ensure Israel's withdrawal from the occupied territories. This could avoid war.

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