If Kosovo is under the United Nations, why not the West Bank? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Simon
    • 30.01.06 | 12:26 (IST)

    After almost 40 years of occupation, I simply don't understand why the international community does not take over the West Bank and impose a fair settlement? They took over Kosovo, even though it was internationally recognised as Yugoslav territory. Even Israel accepts that the West Bank and Gaza are 'disputed territories' and Israel's record of administering them, if not as bad as Milosevic, is very poor in human rights terms. As in Bosnia, it is clear that the two sides to the conflict are not capable of negotiating a fair settlement among themselves. It will have to be imposed from outside, or the conflict will drag on for another 25 years. I'm not anti-Israel, my instincts are probably basically pro-Israeli, but I'm sick of seeing Israel bully the Palestinians, with no end, and obvious purpose, in sight. Internationalise the conflict now.

    from the article: Looking back in anger
    First published 00:00 30.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.01.06
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