Annan to prepare report about Jenin refugee camp
Responding to a General Assembly request, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will prepare a report on Israel's military actions at the Jenin refugee camp and seek Israel's cooperation, Annan's spokesman said Wednesday.
Annan, who failed to get Israel's approval to dispatch a fact-finding team to Jenin this month, will request documents from Israel for his report, U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard said.
Arab nations were unable to salvage the fact-finding mission in the Security Council but got a resolution passed in the 189-nation General Assembly on Tuesday night, keeping the subject alive.
The resolution requested Annan to put together a report on what happened in the Jenin camp and Palestinians cities, assaulted by the Israeli army in what Israel called a campaign to destroy terrorist networks.
Eckhard said professionals in the U.N. Secretariat would put the report together and Annan's military adviser would also participate. (Albawaba.com)
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