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April 11, 2006
Palis To UNSC: They Keep Hitting Us Back

The Palestinians have appealed to the UN Security Council to stop Israel's efforts to target the leadership of terrorist organizations that conduct attacks on Israel. They want the UNSC to restrain Israel while they do nothing to restrain the terrorists operating in their territory:

The Palestinians called on the U.N. Security Council Monday to take urgent action to stop what it called an escalating military campaign by Israeli forces that has led to a dramatic increase in Palestinian casualties in recent days.

The Palestinian U.N. observor, Riyad Mansour, said in a letter to the council that at least 17 Palestinians have been killed since Friday and scores more wounded in a barrage of military attacks and "extrajudicial executions."

Mansour told reporters that Arab nations would meet to decide what action its members want the Security Council to take. The options range from holding an open meeting on the latest upsurge in violence, to adopting a council statement or a resolution.

"The bottom line (is) the Security Council has to take steps and measures in order to bring pressure on
Israel to stop its aggression against the Palestinian people," Mansour told reporters after delivering the letter to the current council president, China's U.N. Ambassador Wang Guangya.

The report notes the ongoing missile attacks from Palestinian territory into Israeli population centers, most of which are ineffective and pointless but none of which the Palestinians have attempted to restrain. When asked, the Hamas leadership insists that the Palestinians retain the right to fight against occupation. If that's the case, then the Israelis have the right to fight back.

If the Palestinians want the Israelis to stop targeting Palestinian terrorists, then the Hamas-led government has two choices. Either they act to disarm all of the militias and secure the territories themselves, or they resign and get a government willing to do that. It won't happen, of course; the Palestinians want to use the UN as a handcuff on the IDF so that the Palestinians can go on attacking Israel without fear of consequences. If that sounds ridiculous and unrealistic, one only has to remember how the world has coddled the Palestinian terrorists for the last fifteen years to see why they feel entitled to this protection now.

The UNSC should reject this appeal as one would reject a child's complaint that a sibling keeps hitting back.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at April 11, 2006 7:26 AM

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