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UN Human Rights Council to debate Gaza op

The UN Human Rights Council is set to convene a special session on Operation Protective Edge at 11 a.m. in Geneva.

“In order for a Special Session to be convened, the support of one-third of the Council – 16 or more – is required. The request was supported by the following States Members of the Council: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Cuba, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

“The request was also supported by the following observer States: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Qatar, Senegal, State of Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen,” it says in a statement.

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