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        Security Council
23 February 2012

Security Council
Sixty-seventh year

6722nd meeting
Thursday, 23 February 2012, 3 p.m.
New York

President: Mr. Menan (Togo)
Members: Azerbaijan Mr. Musayev
China Miss He Fen
Colombia Mr. Quintana
France Mr. Cabouat
Germany Mrs. Fries-Gaier
Guatemala Ms. Taracena Secaira
India Mr. Amit Kumar
Morocco Mr. El Mkhantar
Pakistan Mr. Tarar
Portugal Ms. Vaz Patto
Russian Federation Mr. Repkov
South Africa Mr. Crowley
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mrs. Stevens
United States of America Mr. Donegan

The meeting resumed at 3.05 p.m.


The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Mr. Falouh (Syrian Arab Republic) (spoke in Arabic): ...


In conclusion, it is truly strange that the representative of the Israeli occupying Power — whose country has for decades committed all kinds of violations and crimes, including violence against girls and women in the occupied Arab territories in Palestine and in the occupied Syrian Golan — should accuse or lecture us even as Israel continues to commit all kinds of violence against women and girls who are still under the yoke of the Israeli occupation. They are killed, raped and abused. In the occupied Palestinian territories, a Palestinian woman gives birth or has a miscarriage at an Israeli checkpoint and can barely reach a hospital. That is all I have to say.


The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to the representative of Tunisia.

Mr. Jerandi (Tunisia) (spoke in French): ...


In Africa — a continent that, unfortunately, is afflicted by many crises and conflicts — many thousands of women are affected by the ravages of war and crises of all kinds. The debate on this issue also brings to mind the situation of Palestinian women, who are systematically oppressed as a result of the Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories and the occupied Syrian Golan. A Palestinian woman aged 60 today would have since birth known only the abuses of the occupation, spending her entire life crossing checkpoints, fleeing bombings and burying and mourning the dead. Such women and many others must serve as an impetus for the Council to take urgent action so that they can live in dignity and simply realize their rights as human beings.


The President (spoke in French): I give the floor to the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mr. Mottaghi Nejad (Islamic Republic of Iran): I wish to thank you, Mr. President, for giving me the opportunity to take the floor at this late hour.

It was not the intention of my delegation to deliver a statement on this agenda item. But since the representative of the Israeli regime, in his statement this afternoon, once again digressed from the main discussion in the Council and levelled some allegations about my country, I ask your indulgence, Mr. President, so that I might say a few words in that regard.

The representative of the Israeli regime referred to the case of a woman in Iran. While my delegation strongly refutes the allegations concerning that young lady, I would like to mention that it would have been better for the Israeli representative to talk about the thousands and thousands of Palestinian women and girls who have fallen victim to the atrocities committed by his regime in Gaza and other occupied lands of Palestine.

I am sure that the members of the Council are aware of the case of a Palestinian woman who delivered a baby while being kept waiting for hours at a checkpoint by the occupying forces. I can cite many, many other cases of violations of human rights committed by that regime.


The meeting rose at 7 p.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. The final text will be printed in the Official Records of the Security Council. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room U-506.

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