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    THE LEBANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. YOUSSEF SALEM, TODAY CONFERRED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP SET UP?

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    THE LEBANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. YOUSSEF SALEM, TODAY CONFERRED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP SET UP BY THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY ISRAELI IN OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES. MR. SALEM SAID AFTER THE MEETING HAT HE HAD WELCOMED THE GROUP AND URGED THE MEMBERS TO BE OBJECTIVE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION.

    IN A STATEMENT AFTER THE MEETING, MR. SALEM SAID THAT IT HAD BEEN EXPLAINED TO MEMBERS OF THE GROUP THAT ISRAEL "HAD COMMITTED A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORY. WE TOLD THEM THAT WE IN LEBANON ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH ARAB COUNTRIES WHO OCCUPIED TERRITORY HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO ISRAELI VIOLATIONS, EVEN THOUGH LEBANON HAS NO ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORY."
    MR. SALEM SAID HIS MINISTRY WOULD SUPPLY DOCUMENTS ON ISRAELI VIOLATIONS.

    LATER THE GROUP BEGAN HEARING WITNESSES ON ALLEGATIONS OF TORTURE BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES.

    THREE WITNESSES WERE DUE TO BE HEARD TODAY, THE FIRST WAS DR. GEORGE DIB, OF THE PALESTINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE.

    THE GROUP WILL SPEND TWO DAYS IN THE LEBANON BEFORE CONTINUING ITS MISSION IN DAMASCUS, AMMAN AND CAIRO. ISRAEL HAS REFUSED TO CO-OPERATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Z9U6HXSOKGFON41QNENTYCUK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Z9U6HXSOKGFON41QNENTYCUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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