Palestinians say they may have no choice but to take Israel to Hague court

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    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Palestinians declared Wednesday that they will have no choice but to complain about Israel to the International Criminal Court if the Jewish state proceeds with plans to build housing on land the Palestinians want for a future state.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the Middle East, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said his government's decision will largely depend on what the Israelis do with the so-called "E1" area outside the Arab suburbs of East Jerusalem.

    "If Israel would like to go further by implementing the E1 (settlement) plan and the other related plans around Jerusalem then yes, we will be going to the ICC," he said. "We have no other choice. It depends on the Israeli decision."

    Approximately 500,000 Israelis and 2.5 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The United Nations deems all Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal.

    Palestinians say they may have no choice but to take Israel to Hague court - Yahoo! News
     
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    Sounds fair.
    Israel is doing something illegal so court action is reasonable.
     
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    Better to have an organized method.....:cool: ....I like this.
     
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    Indofred, et al,

    Yes, there would seem to be a prima facie case that Israel is pursuing an unlawful action, and that the UN (Security Council) should issue a "cease and desist" order by resolution, backed by economic sanctions if necessary.

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    I think this needs a fair hearing.

    Having said that, you can (with some degree of confidence) count on the US to do the "wrong" thing here. The US will try to, yet again, run interference for Israel in the UN.

    How the US responds will reaffirm whether it is an honest broker on the "Rule of Law." ( What is the rule of law? )

    Most Respectfully,
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    Good post.

    And Israel has been violating international law since before its declaration of independence.
     
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    What are they waiting for? I think this is a test for The Palestinian Authority, to whom do their loyalties lie?
     
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    :lol:

    I want some land in Wyoming, so I'm going to sue the state of Wyoming because they plan to build a highway on that land I'd like to have.


    How fucking retarded.
     
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    You are the one acting retarded or should I say mentally challenged. Israel is an Occupier in Palestine. It is Israel who has no sovereignty rights there. It is like if Mexico came and occupied Texas and the US complained to the International Criminal Court. Would you call the US retarded in that scenario?
     
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    But there was no 'Palestine' in the WB: that was *Jordan* which invaded and kept the land in '48.

    And nobody has yet explained how Jordan was not 'an Occupier' from '48-'67: I can't see why there's any difference between what Jordan did and what Israel did.
     
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    I will explain---it is very simple----the erstwhile "palestine" aka judea/israel
    is MUSLIM LAND-----muslims living on MUSLIM LAND are not occupiers---
    and muslims who INVADE muslim lands are not aggressors----they are
    FIGHTING FOR ISLAAAAM a noble cause. Were Britain to
    invade SPAIN---and leave soldiers there----that would be
    OCCUPATION----but were Egypt to invade spain and leave
    soldiers there----that would NOT be occupation ---what would
    be MUSLIMS FIGHTING FOR ISLAAAAAM ---ALLAHUAKBARRRR!!!!
     

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