Posted by Kevin Johnson on March 28th, 2010
While Greece is struggling with its financial crisis, this can soon become a new turning point for the middle east. The never ending problem between Jews and Palestinians will only be in the pages of the history.
Europe’s spoilt boy has found a great way to stabilize its economy and help a major international and humanitarian problem to be solved. While the EU has agreed to help Greece with its debt, a new opportunity has emerged from the middle east. Israel is deeply interested in buying unoccupied Greek Islands to re-settle Palestinians (from Gaza Strip).
Sources claim that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermann has already made a deal with both Greece and EU on buying “a few” unoccupied Greek Islands. The negotiations had been underway for a while and kept secret from the public. Israeli government is planing to buy 13 islands and pay around 12 billion Euros in exchange. This will be funded from selling new property in Israel and decreasing military expenses. The deportation of the Palestinians and re-settlement procedure will be announced as soon as all parties sign on the agreement. Israel keeps the names of the subject islands secret until any agreement is done.
Palestinian officials said that they are not aware of such a plan, however, they could consider such an offer if all the costs are covered by Israel. They also stated that the new settlement should be acknowledged as the new state of Palestine and be a part of the EU.
Last month’s assasination took place in Dubai is also said to be part of the deal between EU and Israel.
According to the sources, Franco Frattini, the vice president of the European Commission is heading the negotiations in the EU side and sees this as a big opportunity to end violance in Gaza.