The formation of the state of Israel is either a great victory, or an Arabic catastrophe. The United Nation used Monday and Tuesday this week to mark «The annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People».
In regards to the Muslim members of the United Nations, its now 61 years since the so-called nakba, or «catastrophe», of the creation of a Jewish state. The PA President Mahmoud Abbas is still claiming that the Palestinians «continue to suffer under colonial occupation».
The General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moos agrees with the former and present Islamic terrorist Abbas.
«Palestinian statehood is a vital component necessary for regional peace», Ban said, on Monday’s annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
«It is vital that a sovereign State of Palestine is achieved, he said. «This should be on the basis of the 1967 lines with agreed land swaps and a just and agreed solution to the refugee issue – a state that lives side-by-side in peace with Israel, within secure and recognized borders».
But amid criticism of Israel’s settlement activities during the two-day solidarity event, Israeli officials were bracing for Palestinian diplomats to declare new diplomatic strategies during a General Assembly debate yesterday.
Specifically, officials were expected to use the platform to ask the Security Council to declare a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem as the state’s capital, according to reports published in recent weeks.
Israeli Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, slated to address the assembly on Tuesday, was expected to reject the concept of a one-sided establishment of a Palestinian state, emphasizing that the only way to achieve peace is through negotiations, Israel officials said.
Shalev also planned to remind the assembly of the 1947 vote that led to the creation of the State of Israel and to stress the misguided focus in targeting Israel by various UN bodies.
The two-day solidarity event has taken place every year since 1977.
Source: The Israeli Daily «Haaretz».