posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 03:15 AM
Right, well some of these facts are incorrect. If you have read resolution 242, in the caluses (the numbered articles) which are the legally binding
sections you will see that no where in it does it state the borders are to be negotiated.
Here is a link to UNSCR 242.
Secondly his analysis of the Oslo accords is entirely flawed. Firstly the percentages are incorrect and secondly he does not go into depth at all
about zone A and B. Zone A was to be administered entirely by the Palestinians, both security and and civillian affairs. This made up about 4% of the
West Bank. Zone B would see civillian administration under taken by the Palestinians andThe actual fact is that the original propsed borders drawn up
by Israel under Barak left Israel in control of 13% of the West Bank including settlements and the seperation border. Baraks final offer reduced it to
12%. However the most alarming factor is the actual borders. Firstly it split the West Bank in half with one area of proposed Israel land extending
passed Jerusalem and all the way passed Jericho to the Jordanian border. Another area ensured Ramallah was almost virtually encircled by Israel. The
areas which were to be administerd entirely by the Palestinians included Tulkam, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, Jericho, Bethlehem and Hebron. While Oslo
marked an important time ending Israels coercive control over the Palestinian people, it also was taken as somewhat of a joke by the natives. Shlomo
Ben Ami the Israeli foreign minister under Barak himself said that were he a Palestinian he would reject the offer.
It is also imporant to note that Israel pulled out of the Taba negotiations on January 27, earlier than planned and ten days prior to the Israeli
elections schefuled on Feb 6th. The two parited (Israel and Palestine) offered a joint declaration stating they "have never been closer to reaching an
agreement and it is thus our shared belief that the remaining gaps could be bridged with the resumption of negotaitions following the Israeli
elections. Of course we all know who won the elections.
Here is another fun fact and that is water distribution. Israel takes 80% of the Water extracted from the West Bank aquifiers. Water is the most vital
resources in this arid area. It is a long standing fact, that while Israel has been able to use its water to create a beutiful Oasis (as I call it)
its water managment has essentially been flawed and a complete joke. Many may try to deny so but they would be lying through there teeth to claim
Israeli water managment is unsustainable. It is creating useful land but it is resulting in the over use of water thus the necessity to obtain more
from the West Bank.
Most of the other facts in this video were spot on primarily those relating to the Jordanian occupation. However it is important to note that a
Palestinian state is not a Jordanian state.
Lemon.Fresh I regard you as a generally honest and rational individual, I respect your opinion and believe it has both weight and merit. Yet I
highlight that as the honest individual you are, it is important that you actually check the facts regarding information you post on this forum. One
source and that one source being a propagandized pro-Israeli youtube video is not reliable. None-the-less. S+F for the interesting video, however most
of these facts have been discussed on this forum.
edit on 7-8-2011 by SpeachM1litant because: (no reason given)