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Odysseus
04-11-2011, 08:54 AM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-04/11/c_13822345.htm
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CAIRO, April 10 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) said on Sunday it would ask the United Nations to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the Gaza Stripe to protect the civilians against Israeli air strikes.

In a statement issued after an emergency meeting of the pan- Arab organization at the permanent delegates' level in its Cairo headquarter, the AL said it would ask the United Nation Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the Israeli aggression over Gaza to lift the siege and impose a no-fly zone against the Israeli military to protect civilians.

The statement rejected the double standard policies towards the Palestinian case, urging the UN Security Council and the Quartet committee to bear all responsibilities for halting the subsequent massacres and provide an international protection for the unarmed citizens.

The AL also called upon the international community to take all necessary measures and procedures to deter Israel from continuing committing war crimes against humanity.

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa affirmed after the meeting that the Arabs' stand toward the Palestinian cause remains steadfast despite the recent incidents engulfing some Arab countries.

The AL meeting was held upon a request from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Israeli attacks in Gaza.

Since Thursday, Israeli artillery and helicopters have been shelling different locations across the Gaza strip, killing about 19 Palestinians and injuring 62 others.

Through the Security Council, the Palestinians want " international sanctions on Israel to force it to stop escalation in Gaza and the campaign of terror in the West Bank," said Saleh Ra'fat, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization on Sunday.

Violence in Gaza started when Hamas, which holds sway there, fired a rocket at an Israeli school bus, critically wounding a 16- year-old student. Hamas later said it did not know the bus was carrying students.

Ahmad Bahar, a Hamas official, said on Sunday that his movement hopes the AL would take practical decisions stopping the Israeli attacks and supporting the Palestinians. He also called for the lifting of Israeli closure that was imposed on Gaza when Hamas seized control there in 2007.

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There's some serious Bizarro-World stuff going on here. The Arab League is invoking Obama's doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect from Libya, except that, naturally, they are protecting the agressors. Mind you, the Israelis would love a no-fly zone over Gaza, if it included rockets, but we all know that what the Arab League wants is a shield for Hamas to continue killing Jews.

This article seriously soft-pedals the Hamas provocations and violence, since they only cite one incident, while Hamas has been firing missiles and rockets for years, and the latest barrage has included hundreds of launches. The only reason that the Israelis haven't suffered more casualties is that, unlike Hamas, which uses civilians as shields, the Israelis actually have civil defense measures in place to protect their people. But, even in citing the injury of a teenager, they cite Hamas' absurd claim that they fired on a school bus, which is a civilian target, because they didn't know that there were any students on it. This is like firing on a hospital, but it's okay because you didn't know that there were any patients there.

Bizarro World.

txradioguy
04-11-2011, 09:12 AM
And who protects Israeli's from Hezbollah rockets?

Odysseus
04-11-2011, 09:43 AM
And who protects Israeli's from Hezbollah rockets?

Why, nobody. Hezbollah, which is a Lebanese Shiite militia, and not related in any way to the Sunni Palestinians, apparently has the right to murder Israelis because.... :rolleyes:

Bailey
04-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Unless the US inforces the no fly zone it doesnt stand a chance of working lol

Novaheart
04-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.



Read more: Palestinian people do not exist http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28222#ixzz1JEMgympu

Odysseus
04-11-2011, 12:10 PM
Unless the US inforces the no fly zone it doesnt stand a chance of working lol

A Security Council resolution would empower the Arab League members to engage Israeli aircraft at will, and anything Israel did to resist would be considered illegal by the UN, which doesn't mean much to people who understand what a corrupt cesspool that is, but it would give them a propaganda victory.

Zathras
04-11-2011, 12:13 PM
A Security Council resolution would empower the Arab League members to engage Israeli aircraft at will, and anything Israel did to resist would be considered illegal by the UN, which doesn't mean much to people who understand what a corrupt cesspool that is, but it would give them a propaganda victory.

All that's going to do is let IDF pilots rack up more air-to-air kills and give the History channel more material for the show "Dogfights".

Odysseus
04-11-2011, 12:30 PM
All that's going to do is let IDF pilots rack up more air-to-air kills and give the History channel more material for the show "Dogfights".

Nope. The Arabs know that they can't go toe-to-toe with the IDF. But it would give them the excuse to provide the latest SAMs to Hamas, and it would severely reduce the effectiveness of Israeli air operations, especially with regard to the Gaza blockade, if it meant that Iranian warships with anti-air capabilities could cross into the Med via the Suez Canal. Israel would have to choose between directly engaging Iranian ships that were escorting blockade runners, or allowing weapons into Gaza. It's a no-win for Israel.