About the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
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You will recall that the Council met on 5 and 8 December last in response to the sudden deterioration of the situation in the occupied territories. On 4 December, Israeli soldiers had shot at defenceless Palestinian students demonstrating against the Israeli "iron fist" policy at Bir Zeit University,. killing two and wounding several others. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed on 5 December during a demonstration at Balata refugee camp.
As a consequence, protest demonstrations have broken out throughout the Nest Bank and Gaza and are still continuing. Demonstrators have thrown up barricades, burned tires and thrown stones at armed Israeli patrols. The Israeli soldiers have responded with gunfire, killing more Palestinians and causing tens of injuries, many of them children. Hundreds have been arrested.
The following summary is to inform you of the most significant developments since the Council meeting: