16 JULY 2020

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

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Questions and Answers

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Question:  Hi, Steph.  I have two questions, the first one about Palestine.  So, Ahmed Arafat was killed more than three weeks ago by Israeli forces.  His body is still kept by the Israeli occupation forces.  Do you have any comments on that, given the fact that this practice by Israelis is… happens not only in this case but also in other cases?  There is more than 60 Palestinian bodies that are kept by the Israelis and… for no reason and sometimes for weeks or even months.  Thank you.

Spokesman:  All right.  Let me… I’ve asked for some language on that.  I’d… I’ll hope to have something for you on that tomorrow.

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