posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 06:22 PM
Qatar, on behalf of the Arab states, has authored a draft UN resolution demanding Israel halt its military attack on the civilians of Gaza. The
resolution also demands that Israel immediately release the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories. The United States
ambassador to the UN dismissed the resolution out of hand and France has signalled its reluctance to support it as it stands, offering to amend it.
UNITED NATIONS - Acting on behalf of Arab nations, Qatar circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution Thursday demanding Israel end its
offensive in the Gaza Strip and release the Palestinian officials it has arrested.
The draft faced immediate opposition from the United States and France, which called it unbalanced in its criticism of Israel. The document does not
condemn the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants and makes no mention of Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel this
France's ambassador said he would offer changes, but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton suggested that Washington opposed the resolution entirely.
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Chalk up another resolution critical of Israel that the United States will just veto. There is no excuse for the targeting of civilian infrastructure
to bring about a humanitarian catastrophe as part of summary punishment for the actions of a group of Palestinians.
That the US Ambassador
, and I use the term loosely, would completely reject a resolution calling on Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions
and to stop persecuting civilians is insulting to humanity. Is John Bolton, an avowed Zionist, seriously thinking that people will simply ignore
Israel's human rights abuses because the United States will say its OK?
Yep, that's the gist of the story. The United States Ambassador to the UN thinks Israel is allowed to ignore the Geneva Conventions, arrest a
democratically elected government and create a humanitarian disaster. Shine ye beacon of light.
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