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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:50 PM

Palestinians threaten to take Israel to the ICC

Palestinian officials are threatening to use the new status conferred by last week’s United Nations vote to haul Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it continues to expand West Bank settlements.

“By continuing these war crimes of settlement activities on our lands and stealing our money, Israel is pushing and forcing us to go to the ICC,” Nabil Shaath, a senior aide to the Palestinian President, said.

Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said the international community should consider trade and other sanctions. “We have to move to concrete steps so Israel knows it has something to lose and will be held accountable, in accordance with international law,” she said.

Days after the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed to build thousands of new homes for Israelis in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, officials said they would fast-track plans for 1,700 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, an Israeli neighbourhood across the pre-1967 frontier. The plans caused an uproar when they were first announced during a visit by the US Vice-President, Joe Biden, in March 2010.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/palestinians-threaten-to-take-israel-to-the-icc-8382319.html

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Reply Palestinians threaten to take Israel to the ICC (Original post)
bemildred Dec 2012 OP
Harry_Scrote Dec 2012 #1
KimonoGirl Dec 2012 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #3
delrem Dec 2012 #7
shira Dec 2012 #4
KimonoGirl Dec 2012 #5
shira Dec 2012 #9
KimonoGirl Dec 2012 #14
delrem Dec 2012 #8
delrem Dec 2012 #6
shira Dec 2012 #10
delrem Dec 2012 #11
shira Dec 2012 #12
delrem Dec 2012 #13
Harry_Scrote Dec 2012 #15

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. Aha...

So, THIS, is the reason Israel did not want Palestine to elevate its status in the UN.

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Response to Harry_Scrote (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. YUP. This shit just got serious!

 

Israel/US said it was just a ~symbolic victory~ Oh really?

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, they were shitting bricks and planning their announcement for more settlements. << A move Palestine might use against them at the Hague.

LOL





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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:17 PM

3. Can't happen

Israel has to consent and won't

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:56 AM

7. Of course Israel won't "consent" - why should it bother?

Israel is too busy expanding settlements and annexing Palestinian land.
A person would have to be insane to suppose that Israel would "consent" to be taken to ICC.
I totally agree with you, Mr. Progressive, Israel has the power to annex Palestinian land and dispossess the Palestinian people, and it's doing it, and that is that.

And besides, Israel has the US on its side - regardless of the occasional "tut tut"

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:54 PM

4. And now we see why all the UN states who won't recognize Israel....

...voted for this UNGA resolution.

In fact, ALL nations against Israel's very existence voted for Palestinian statehood while all nations voting against are firmly for the 2 state solution.

And of course, the anti-Israel contingent is as orgasmic as every totalitarian, fascist regime out there that doesn't recognize Israel and is against its very existence.

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Response to shira (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:19 AM

5. Still mad over Israel's big flop at the UN?

 

So bitter.

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Response to KimonoGirl (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:42 AM

9. Just saying...

The loudest anti-Israel voices (here and outiside DU) agree with all of the most ultra-conservative, rightwing, warmongering, fascist regimes on the planet when it comes to anything Israel. The same vile, regressive leadership that support the Sudanese and Syrian regimes right now.

The true face of so-called "progressives" for Palestine. No different than the fascist Right.

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Response to shira (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:02 PM

14. France was leading the way for Palestine's victory

 

Are you saying France is a fascist right-wing regime?

The UK was super close to supporting Palestine as well. Germany switched their support from Israel/US at the last minute. Pretty much the whole f***ing World gave the US & Israel the middle finger.

The two most warmongering countries in the world right now happen to be the US & Israel. When are you going to wake the hell up and stop drinking the kool-aid?

You're a tad bit too trippy and obviously very very depressed by current events. Excuse me if I LMAO again.

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Response to shira (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:58 AM

8. yes, it turns out that 95% of the world is "antisemitic" nt

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:45 AM

6. what do they mean "if it continues"?

The wording is typical of that sold out wimp Abbas, and it SUCKS.

What more evidence is needed that Israel has been continuing, is continuing, and will continue to annex Palestinian land?
Why are they "threatening, if ..." - as if, golly gee, let's give them a bit more time to show their intentions. What does that do, when it ignores the fact that Israel is announcing more present and future expansions and annexations as we speak. Why, if they're to be taken seriously, don't they just do it already? They've had more than enough time to get their case in order. Certainly Israel wastes no time futzing about with "threats to annex more land". It simply does it, and continues to do it.

Here I am, holding my head in my hands - wrung out by the absurdity of it all.

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Response to delrem (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:43 AM

10. "Sold out wimp, Abbas". You prefer Hamas? n/t

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Response to shira (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. You're very narrow minded. nt

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Response to delrem (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:06 PM

12. You're in good company. Hamas says Abbas is a wimpy sell-out too.

So does Islamic Jihad, Iran, Syria, and all the western anti-zionists who hold to the same exact views on I/P.

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Response to shira (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:03 PM

13. But Israel, the USA, and shira are BFF with him ...

He's such a cuddle bear.

Whereas I must be a terrorist thug, right????

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:12 PM

15. Shira?

Shira, you Israeli or work in the Israeli government? Yours is a vested interest.

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