UNSC open session on Israeli wall

Friday 10 October 2003 21.57
UNSC open session on Israeli wall

The UN Security Council has decided to hold an open session on Tuesday on Israel's construction of a security barrier which juts into the West Bank, according to diplomatic sources.

Israeli forces meanwhile killed seven Palestinians, including an eight-year-old boy, in a raid on a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian sources said troops shot dead three militants but the other four killed were unarmed civilians, including an eight-year-old boy hit in the head by tank shell shrapnel and a 15-year-old youth.

Israel said its forces were searching for arms-smuggling tunnels.