'Palestinians' call Israel a 'rogue state,' demand UN look into 'settlements'
Now that he 'represents' (or at least did four years ago) a 'non-member observer state,' 'moderate
Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen
has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in which he refers to Israel as a 'rogue state' and calls on the United Nations to hold Israel accountable for 'war crimes
The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of
planning to commit further "war crimes" by expanding Jewish settlements
after the Palestinians won de facto UN recognition of statehood, and warned that Jerusalem must be held accountable.
In the letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security
Council, the Palestinians said Israel was behaving "in a rogue, hostile
and arrogant manner, contravening all principles and rules of
international law and reacting with contempt to the will of the
After the UN General Assembly upgraded the Palestinians' status at
the world body on Thursday from "observer entity" to "non-member state,"
Israel said on Friday it would build 3,000 more settler homes in the
West Bank and east Jerusalem - areas Palestinians want for a future
state, along with Gaza.
Approximately 500,000 Israelis and 2.5 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
clear message must be sent to Israel that all of its illegal policies
must be ceased or that it will be held accountable and will have to bear
the consequences if its violations and obstruction of peace efforts,"
Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour wrote in the letter dated Monday.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people are being killed in Syria daily, but that's just Muslims killing Muslims so who cares?
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