The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (23 November), called on Israel to return Arab refugees to camps in the Gaza strip.
SCU Chaim Hertzog addressing General Assembly and showing pictures of refugee camps
SV General Assembly
SV El-Sheibani speaking
HERTZOG: "You are asked to urge Israel to remove Palestinian Arab refugees form modern clean decent housing, such as this (shows photographs) -- I'm prepared to make these photographs available to every delegate here -- and to return to wretched refugee camp conditions, which we can see in this second photograph (shows photograph). You are asked to encourage, to urge, Israel to return refugees from the housing photographed in my right had, to the housing photographed in my right hand. That is what you've been asked to vote for in resolution in "E". That is what you are going to vote for, and if you do so you will make yourself a laughing stock of the world. I hope that by translating misleading words of the resolution into reality, I will have encouraged you to reconsider your vote, or at least make you feel a bit ashamed of yourselves."
EL SHEIBANI: "To their systematic, and unmitigated effort, to liquidate the Palestinians, they pursue their policy of genocide and mass slaughter designed for the complete obliteration of the people of Palestine. The 29th General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 3236, Roman 29, (XXIX) recognised the Palestinian Liberation Organisation as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. The general assembly furthermore, re-asserted the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and reaffirmed their inalienable right to return to their homeland and property in Palestine. the Zionist entity which was illegally granted home and membership in the United Nations with the complete compliance of its imperialist allies assist in disregarding the impunity, the overwhelming depress and demise of the Untied Nations."
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Background: The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (23 November), called on Israel to return Arab refugees to camps in the Gaza strip. But Israeli delegate, Chaim Hertzog said this would mean moving 4,0800 families form new homes they were buying into deplorable hovels.
SYNOPSIS: The Libyan delegate, El-Sheibani, gave the Arab reply.