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    • benstar
    • 19.10.10 | 11:56 (IST)

    The truth is that the Palestinians should not have to ask for evacuation of the illegal settlements in the West Bank. If israel has chosen to benefit from UN decisions - such as in the "establishment" of the israeli state (on Palestinian land) - then it must adhere to UN resolutions, international law and Geneva conventions. The Palestinians have been short-changed by the UN since its establishment. While israel has reaped the benefits of a geographic state, the Palestinians remain state-less and subjugated by a viscious occupier. If israel would opt to act as a proper and compliant UN member, it would have to not only freeze settlement construction (internationally recognized as illegal), but remove all settlements and related geographic obstructions from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and recognize Palestinian sovereignty (land, sea and air). To call settlement freeze an "unreasonable precondition" is ridiculous! The Palestinians are not asking for anything unreasonable. As things stand, they have lost over 75% of historic Palestine - land on which they have lived for hundreds of years (and their ancestors for thousands of years - predating the so-called hebrew kingdoms) - to a European zionist project! This is a terrible injustice that should be rectified by the UN and the world - even if it means the deployment of NATO forces to enforce just borders and israeli withdrawl from a contiguous Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, including the evactuation and dismantling of all settlements (or leaving them intact for Palestinian residents - it would only be fair). This isn't complicated folks! Fair is fair. The successive israeli governments have been fully aware of the illegality of settlements and chose to ignore internationa law, continuing with settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, so it should come as no surprise when the UN/NATO finally enforces the law and removes all settlers and forces israel to recognize a geographically contiguous and sovereign Palestinian state.

    from the article: Palestinians plan UN resolution calling for settlement evacuation
    First published 00:41 19.10.10 | Last updated 00:41 19.10.10
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