Skip to comments.UN chief blasts Israel's 'stifling occupation' of Palestinians
Posted on 01/27/2016 7:04:28 PM PST by Nachum
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday once again criticized what he called Israel's "stifling occupation" of Palestinians, just one day after appearing to express sympathy for Palestinian Arab terrorists.
The UN chief made clear that he would not retreat from his remarks directed at Israel a day earlier, AFP reported.
UN diplomats said privately that Ban had upped the pressure on Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu in a final bid to revive hopes for peace before he steps down as secretary-general at the end of the year.
"After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment of the Oslo promises -- Palestinians are losing hope," Ban told a UN committee on Palestinian rights on Wednesday, according to AFP.
"Young people especially are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation," he blasted.
Speaking to the UN committee, Ban reiterated that "nothing excuses terror" but added that a security clampdown will not succeed in settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The UN chief called for a return to negotiations, saying it was the "one and only path to a just and lasting solution -- an end to the occupation that began in 1967" and a Palestinian state.
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This is shocking! Just shocking that a leader of the UN would say such a thing. /s
Ah, yes, the Secretary General continues the proud tradition of his predecessors, particularly Mr. Waldheim.
the Phake-astinians are completely free and can always move to their own Muslim countries anytime they want, anytime they don’t like living in Israel anymore (where they have much more liberty than in most Muslim nations and a heck of a lot more free health care and better mostly-free educations and free social welfare benefits, given how damned STUPID Israel has been to let them continue occupying parts of her land...and actually paying them to do it, too!)
otherwise, Mr. United Nazis, STFU!
you ain’t helping, that’s for sure
You forgot Kofi Anus and his corrupt son.
The UN is mess and needs to be shut down
The US out of the UN
The UN out of the US
If the Israeli’s wanted to let the Palisimians experience true stifling conditions, they would cut off the electricity for which said Palisimians have not paid in years.
yes, why should the Israeli working people have to pay for shirkers’ electricity bills to squat on Israeli land....just so said shirkers can build more bombs and purchase more bullets to shoot innocent Isarelis with? But the Jerusalem government continues its amazing appeasement and turn-the-other-cheek policies....year after year....(its insanity to continue policies which are proven not to work!)
You’re right, but there’s something special about Herr Waldheim. Could it have been his membership in the Nazi party? Or was it his condemnation of Israel for the Entebbe raid that rescued the passengers of that airliner in Uganda?
Been there, saw the plane. Amin was a true Muslim; tortured people for the sadistic pleasure of it. It’s time to end the occupation: Muslims out!
I lament the UN’s occupying offices on pour shores ... we should push the lot into the East River.
drat the typo ... “our” not “pour”
IMHO, Kahk A Moon is a NK plant and is allied with TROP as is crazy Kimmie
“Lies! All lies! I vas in law school in Vienna!”
Then there was the spy and traitor Alger Hiss.
Festering cauldron of hate and anti-semitism. Defund it now and kick ‘em out. Then house the carriage horses there so they don’t go to slaughter. They serve a higher purpose than these disgusting clowns.
"After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment of the Oslo promises -- Palestinians are losing hope... Young people especially are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation," ...The UN chief called for a return to negotiations, saying it was the "one and only path to a just and lasting solution -- an end to the occupation that began in 1967" and a Palestinian state.IOW, the vicious racist a-hole claims that when various racist neighboring states (the ARAB Republic of Egypt, the ARAB Republic of Syria, the HASHEMITE Kingdom of Jordan, etc) occupied the same areas from 1948 until 1967, it WASN'T an occupation.
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