The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate Tuesday on Israel's military interception of an aid flotilla heading for the Gaza Strip, a spokeswoman said. "The Council will be holding an urgent debate on the Gaza flotilla incident this afternoon," the spokeswoman Claire Kaplun said in a statement. The request was tabled by states from the Arab League and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Kaplun told a foreign news agency. A draft resolution on the incident was being drawn up by several unspecified nations in the 47-member state council, she added. Israeli commandoes boarded one of the aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip in a pre-dawn raid on Monday that left at least nine passengers dead and sparked global outrage. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists were also arrested.