In the United Nations General Assembly debate on the Palestinian question, the Egyptian permanent representative, Mr.
Egyptian Permanent representative Ahmed Meguid speaking in English
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SV PLO Representative Al Hout speaking in Arabic
MEGUID: "This assembly has been subjected this year, Mr. President, on many occasions to the same boring and insulting statements of the Israeli representative. Not only towards the United Nations but to the member countries. He attacked the committee on the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, and considered its creation by the General Assembly as a defiance to the charter of the United Nations and in contravention of Security Council resolutions. I don't know if he is sure about such an allegation, or if he is just joking. Because it is a well-known fact now to all of us that it is Israel, besides, sure, its twin sister, the racist regime in South Africa, of course, which is defying the United Nations charter and United Nations resolutions."
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Background: In the United Nations General Assembly debate on the Palestinian question, the Egyptian permanent representative, Mr. Ahmed Meguid, accused Israel of defying United Nations resolutions and the United Nations charter. Mr. Meguid was replying to a statement on Thursday (18 November) by the Israeli ambassador Mr. Chaim Herzog. Mr. Herzog said the General Assembly committee on Palestine was biased and one-sided after it recommended that Israel evacuate occupied Arab territories by next June. Mr. Meguid called Mr. Herzog's statements boring and insulting.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) representative, Mr. Al-Hout, also spoke against the actions of Israel in occupied territories and the Israeli attitude towards the General Assembly committee on Palestine. Mr. Al-Hout said the PLO delegation gave its recognition to the committee of twenty. He said Mr. Herzog had said none of the countries had diplomatic relations with Israel, but Mr. Herzog had not reflected on why this was so. Several other countries have attacked Israel's stand on the occupied territories during the current debate.