Tuesday, March 22, 2011

You Knew This Was Coming: Pals. Also Want R2P


The Palestinian Authority asked for international protection Monday citing a sharp rise in Israeli settler violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank Judea and Samaria.

The call came after three Israelis from the Havat Maon settlement allegedly stabbed and seriously injured 33-year-old Mahmud Ibrahim Awad of Khirbat Tuba, a tiny village south of the West Bank city of Hebron, as he was walking home Monday morning. Awad was stabbed in the head, chest and arm.

In another incident, Israeli settlers allegedly opened fire at Palestinians during a funeral in the village of Beit Ommar, north of Hebron, injuring two people. One of them, a 59-year-old, was reported in critical condition. The second suffered injuries in the leg.

I previously today blogged that second incident in which all agree the Arabs were the first to throw stones.

They also set police vehicles alight.

So who requires defense and protection?

On R2P.

Just yesterday I saw this by the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney, Jr.:-

UN intervention into Libya an ominous precedent for Israel

There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama Administration has just undertaken in its war with Muammar Gaddafi...Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gaddafi Precedent will be used in the not-to-distant future to justify and threaten the use of U.S. military forces against an American ally: Israel.

Here's how such a seemingly impossible scenario might eventuate:

It begins with the Palestinian Authority...U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, a vehement critic of Israel, urges that the United States support (or at least not veto) the Palestinians' gambit. She is supported by the senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, Samantha Power, who in the past argued for landing a "mammoth force" of American troops to protect the Palestinians from Israel...With a stroke of the UN's collective pen, substantial numbers of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli citizens find themselves on the wrong side of internationally recognized borders. The Palestinian Authority (PA) insists on its longstanding position: The sovereign territory of Palestine must be rid of all Jews...

Like the kid who killed his parents and then asks the court for mercy since he is an orphan.

P.S. Read JE Dyer's piece.


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea!

I'm sure UNIFIL can spare some people from southern Lebanon, where they've shown their expertise at keeping Hezbollah under control--and let's go all the way: having UNIFIL there would free up the IDF from having to protect Fatah from Hamas.

I say go for it.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to see YESHA surviving . The settlers are only half a million, nobody is interested in aliyeh and the Negev is empty.

YMedad said...

In 1918, Jews were (due to the expulsion policy of the Turks) only 10% of the population; in 1947, less than 45% and now, we're 65%.

We aren't going anywhere away.

Anonymous said...

Since you won't give the Palestinians rights since they "don't deserve them" and they won't leave how do you think the next generation of Medads are going to stay as settlers in the West Bank ?

Do you know how much it costs to keep your revenant fantasy going? Do you think Israelis will pay the cost indefinitely ?

Do you think 2000 fanatical Jews have a future in Hebron too?

Anonymous said...

Why isn't YESHA sovereign Israeli territory ?

How can YESHA inhabitants be considered Israelis if they live in a different country that is not Israel ?

YMedad said...

@Anon 5:36:

a) why? because unlike the case with Jerusalem in 1967 and the Golan in 1981, the governments decided not to apply Israeli rule for various reasons.

b) YESHA, Judea and Samaria, Area C is part of the original Mandate and thus Jews can live there and since the Arabs rejected the 1947 Partition recommendagtion, we have what's called reversionary rights, as we have the better claim to that territory. Jordan illegally occupied it and then annexed it in 1948-1950 but in 1988 released all claims. Residents of Area C are subject to military law and administration handed down from the British Mandate, including Israeli citizens.

By the way, just as Americans live in Paris, Israelis can surely live in Shiloh, Hebron, Bethlehem, et al.

Don't be ignorant or at least don't display it.

Anonymous said...


4 non Jewish kids murdered by Israel

What is difference between this and the dear settler Folgers ? Is Israel more civilized because it uses missiles to kill children?

YMedad said...

That's an easy one. Israel was responding to a terror attack on its citizens, did not specifically target any children and certainly did not 'murder' anyone, no more than American drone attacks in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

1 dead child may be an accident. 300 is policy.

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