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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/3/SR.6
19 December 2006

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Third session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 6th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Friday, 1 December 2006, at 3 p.m.

President: Mr. DE ALBA (Mexico)

CONTENTS


IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 60/251 OF 15 MARCH 2006 ENTITLED “HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL” (continued)

(d) FOLLOW-UP TO DECISIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (continued)

(c) OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES (continued)



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


IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 60/251 OF 15 MARCH 2006 ENTITLED “HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL” (agenda item 2) (continued)

(d) FOLLOW-UP TO DECISIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (continued)

/...

7. Mr. ALAEI (Observer for the Islamic Republic of Iran), speaking in exercise of the right of reply, said that the reason for instability in the Middle East was not the military action taken by Hezbollah but Israel’s occupation of Palestine since 1948. Until that occupation ended, the Palestinian people would have the right to resist.

/...

9. Mr. ABU-KOASH (Observer for Palestine), speaking in exercise of the right of reply, pointed out that the British Government had described the Zionist invaders of Palestine as terrorists. If the Israeli occupiers wished to avoid conflict, they should first release the prisoners they were holding. With three quarters of their homeland under Israeli occupation, Palestinians wished to live peacefully in the remaining quarter. The Palestinians were entitled to speak out about Israeli human rights violations in the hope that the Council would put an end to them.

/...


The meeting rose at 5.05 p.m.


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