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UN Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The session, planned for next Thursday, is being organised at the request of Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, a statement said.

The UN Human Rights Council said Thursday it would next week hold a special session on the rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, amid deadly violence between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza.

The session, planned for next Thursday, is being organised at the request of Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, a statement said.

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first published:May 20, 2021, 15:44 IST