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United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency vote next Wednesday at 3 PM, on an Arab resolution on Gaza, United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak announced on Friday and confirmed on Saturday.


It should be noted that resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly have no binding power, only the UN Security Council resolutions do, and there Israel is assured a US veto, at least until 2020.

The resolution will condemn Israel – that goes without saying. And, according to PLO UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour, “The resolution asks UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to make proposals within 60 days ‘on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation.’”

The resolution will most likely not have anything to say about the fact that those four dead Arabs were probably Hamas terrorists, armed, hiding in a crowd of women and children, and trying to scale the border fence of a sovereign country.

Which makes one wonder what Israeli occupation are they talking about? Is it the Zionist occupation of Sderot and the Eshkol Regional Council? Because, since August of 2005, there are no Israelis in the Gaza Strip.

The only ones turning Gaza residents’ lives into a living hell are the PLO – in its role as the Palestinian Authority – which has cut down the Gazans’ electricity; and Hamas, which urges them to rush the border fences. Israel is mostly on the outside, looking in and scratching its head.


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