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Israel, U.S. Working to Prevent Geneva Convention Summit About Treatment of Palestinians

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United Nations in Geneva. Photo: WikiCommons.

United Nations in Geneva. Photo: WikiCommons.

Haaretz – Israel and the United States are trying to dissuade the nearly 200 states that are party to the Fourth Geneva Convention from convening a special session in mid-December to address conditions in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, Israeli and Western diplomats told Haaretz Wednesday.

Government officials believe that convention sponsor Switzerland has come under strong pressure from the Palestinians and Arab states, and is expected to issue invitations to the conference within days.

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