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Sunday, October 24, 2010

UN envoy: 'Settlements are an obstacle to peace'

He's been barred from entering Israel, which he has compared to Nazis. He's a proven 9/11 troofer. But all that hasn't stopped him from being a 'special rapporteur' for the UN 'Human Rights Council' and now a UN representative on human rights in the Palestinian territories (whatever that means). And on Friday, Richard Falk (ignore the JPost caption that says David - David Falk is a sports agent) told the UN General Assembly that 'settlement construction' has made the establishment of a 'Palestinian state' almost an 'impossible task.'
A Palestinian state "seems increasingly problematic as a solution because it would require a substantial reversal of the settlement process," said Falk.

Falk reported to the UN General Assembly that it would also be very difficult to make east Jerusalem the capitol of a potential Palestinian state.

"The extension of the Jewish presence in east Jerusalem by way of unlawful settlements, house demolitions, revocations of Palestinian residence rights, makes it increasingly difficult to envisage a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem."

"You have to disconnect between an inter-governmental peace process and an illusion that at the end of this process is an independent sovereign Palestinian state," Falk told reporters.

Falk added that the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 "exacts an enormous human cost in terms of the daily existence of every Palestinian trapped in this reality."
I know: Why don't we just forget about the 'Palestinian state' and make the 'refugees' citizens of the countries in which they currently reside? What a shocking idea....


At 4:22 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I hope Falk's right.

I would like a Palestinian state to be made impossible. If the revanants contribute to that outcome, all the merrier.

Faster, faster, faster now!



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