Third Committee 

  

Summary record of the 35th meeting 

Held at Headquarters, New York, on Thursday, 8 November 2012, at 3 p.m. 

  

 Chair:  Mr. Mac-Donald ……………………………………………………………………… (Suriname) 

 later:  Ms. Alfeine (Vice-Chair) …………………………………………………………….. (Comoros) 

  

  

  

Contents 

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Agenda item 69: Promotion and protection of human rights (continued) 

(b)  Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued) 
(c)  Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (continued) 


  
The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m. 

  

 

Agenda item 69: Promotion and protection of human rights (A/67/387–S/2012/717 and A/67/390) (continued) 

  

 (b)  Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (A/67/56, 159, 163, 178, 181, 226, 260 and Add.1, 261, 267, 268, 271, 275, 277, 278, 285-289, A/67/292, 293, 296, 299, 302-305, 310, 357, 368, 380 and 396) (continued) 

  

 (c)  Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (A/67/327, 333, 362, 369, 370, 379 and 383 and A/C.3/67/4) (continued) 

  

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Statements made in exercise of the right of reply 

  

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70.  Mr. Kariv (Israel) said that the Palestinian representative had painted a one-sided picture of the conflict. Hamas and Islamic Jihad had fired thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians in gross violation of human rights and international humanitarian law. The Israeli security fence had been effective in preventing Palestinian terrorists from entering Israeli cities. Innocent civilians on both sides suffered but, just as Palestinians had the right to freedom of movement in Ramallah, Israeli children had the right to ride a bus in Tel Aviv without the threat of being murdered by a suicide bomber. Unlike many of its neighbours, Israel had an open society where problems were addressed by civil society, the media and one of the world’s most impartial judicial systems. Insisting that the road to a viable two-State solution ran through Jerusalem and Ramallah not through New York, his delegation called for negotiations without preconditions. 

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The meeting rose at 6.30 p.m. 

  

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