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More than 60 states – including member states and observer states – have so far expressed their support for the special session, Council spokesperson Rolando Gomez said.
The United States, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, resigned from the board in mid-2018 – in part because of the administration’s claims that the board has an anti-Israel bias. President Joe Biden has returned the United States to board participation, and the United States plans to seek a seat next year.
Israel’s Ambassador to Geneva Meirav Eilon Shahar called on member states to “strongly oppose this meeting”.
“The convening of another special session by the Human Rights Council targeting Israel is testament to this body’s clear anti-Israel agenda,” she wrote on Twitter.
BEIJING – China says it has “actively engaged in mediation” to end the ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians.
Special Envoy for the Middle East Zhai Jun met with officials from the Palestinian and Egyptian foreign ministries and will also meet with representatives from Israel, Russia, the United Nations, the United Nations, the United Nations and the United Nations. ‘European Union and other parties, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters. Thursday.
Zhao said the envoy called for an immediate ceasefire, increased aid to Palestine and a reiteration of (China’s) firm commitment to the two-state solution.