Well, where's the extremism in the draft resolution? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 15.10.09 | 02:07 (IST)

    After all, Haaretz has a copy of that draft. Having read it, I can see one part that "the west" will have real problems accepting. It's this: "Recognizing that the Israeli siege imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip" ..... "constitutes collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and leads to disasterous humanitarian and environmental consequences," The nations of "the West" will (rightly) insist that this pre-judges Israel, who denies that this seige is in any way a collective punishment. Abbas would have been better sticking to: "Recognizing that the Israeli siege imposed on the occupied Gaza Strip" ..... "leads to disasterous humanitarian and environmental consequences," That's still a harsh statement, yes, but one that is also undeniably true.

    from the article: Palestinian UN draft / The more extreme, the better for Israel
    First published 12:49 14.10.09 | Last updated 16:59 14.10.09
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