UNITED NATIONS (Oct. 27)
The General Assembly will meet here next week at the request of the Arabs to discuss the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The Assembly accepted Wednesday night the request to hold the special meeting despite the fact that the issue was not on the agenda of the current session of the assembly.
It was originally scheduled to be discussed later next month within the framework of the general debate in the assembly on the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian question.
“The Arabs have simply hijacked the General Assembly to use it for their own purpose,” Johanan Bein, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday.