The United Nations political affairs chief on Thursday warned the Security Council of developments in Israeli-Palestinian talks and in Lebanon which have heightened tensions in the region.
“As a new year begins, hopefully one of progress in Middle East peacemaking, several challenges are present,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, at an open debate of the Council on the situation in the Middle East.
“We are seriously concerned at the continuing lack of progress in the search for a negotiated settlement. Peace and Palestinian statehood cannot be further delayed.”
Regarding Gaza, Mr. Pascoe voiced extreme concern over the situation in the past month, including an increase in tensions.
“We condemn the indiscriminate firing of projectiles towards Israeli civilian areas by Palestinian militants,” Mr. Pascoe told the Council members. “We equally stress that all parties must refrain from actions contrary to international humanitarian law which target or endanger civilians. A new outbreak of major hostilities would be devastating and must be avoided.”
On relations between Israel and Syria, Mr. Pascoe expressed regret over the lack of progress in the effort to promote peace between the two countries, despite continuing contacts by diplomatic actors, and noted that resolution of the conflict between the two countries is critical for regional stability.
Source; UN News Agency
There is an old saying that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. The UN has a long history of hostility to Israel but even this corrupt organization can see that the Hamas terrorist militia which rules the Gaza Strip is wrong to launch missiles at unarmed civilians in Israel.
That having been said, the UN is, as usual, looking for a “solution” which will in fact only bring more problems. The establishment of a Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria (known to most of the world as the “West Bank”) would not bring peace because it would not remain in place for more than a few weeks.
The Palestinian Authority that the UN, US and EU have poured so much time, money, effort and energy into building up, with the hope that it will someday be able to govern a future Palestinian State, will be quickly overthrown by Hamas, just as Hamas kicked them out of Gaza in 2007.
The only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the only thing which will bring peace to the Holy Land, is when the Prince of Peace, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ) is reigning in the hearts of the people who live there. This is also the only way there will ever be peace anywhere in the world, because the human race won’t be at peace with itself until it is at peace with its Creator.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Written by NTM Staff