UN General Assembly to hold hearing on Gaza op

The UN General Assembly will hold a special hearing Wednesday in order to discuss the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. A spokesperson for General Assembly President John Ashe announces that representatives from 193 members states will take part in the hearing, in response to a request by several Arab countries, Ynet reports.

UN members will be briefed by human rights chief Navi Pillay, the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees Pierre Krahenbuhl, deputy humanitarian chief Kyung-wha Kang, and Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry, according to AP.

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