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UN Rights Council to carry session on Israel-Palestine on May 27

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The session was requested by Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, it stated

The UN Human Rights Council stated on Thursday it might maintain a particular session on the state of affairs within the occupied Palestinian territories, amid lethal violence between Israel and armed Palestinian teams in Gaza.

The session, deliberate for subsequent Thursday, will handle “the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,” the council stated in a press release.

The session was requested by Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, it stated.

This will mark the thirtieth extraordinary assembly of the UN’s high rights physique since its creation 15 years in the past.

The UN didn’t instantly say how lots of the Geneva-based council’s 47 member states had backed the decision, however at the very least a 3rd should come out in help for a particular session request to be granted.

Watch | Israel-Palestine battle: What is going on in Jerusalem?

Thursday’s announcement got here as Israeli air strikes continued to hammer Gaza on Thursday and as diplomats stepped up efforts in direction of a ceasefire to stem the devastating violence that erupted 10 days in the past.

Israeli strikes on Gaza have killed 230 Palestinians, together with 65 kids, based on the Gaza well being ministry, leaving huge areas in rubble and displacing tens of hundreds within the crowded territory.

Israel’s military has in the meantime stated Hamas and different Islamist armed teams in Gaza have fired 4,070 rockets in direction of Israel, the overwhelming majority of them intercepted by its Iron Dome air defences.

The rockets have claimed 12 lives in Israel, together with one baby, with one Indian and two Thai nationals amongst these killed, the police says.

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