Wednesday, June 14, 2006

UN Sec'y Gen.: Israel can't defend itself if Palestinians use human shields

Gabrielle Goldwater writes:

UN Sec'y Gen.: Israel can't defend itself if Palestinians use human shields

New York, 13 June 2006 - UN Secretary-General's press encounter following Security Council Kofi Annan Meeting on Timor-Leste

SG: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.Let me first say a word about Palestine - how shocked and saddened I am by the latest missile attack by the Israelis, which killed nine people and wounded about forty. I have always maintained that there has to be proportional use of force, and governments have to be careful not to take action in areas where civilians are remotely likely to be put in harm's way, and that we need to respect humanitarian international law.

I offer my deepest condolences to the families that lost their loved ones, and I would also want to say that, with regards to the [Qassam] attacks by the Palestinians, I have always condemned it and ask them to stop doing it.

You will note that in all my reports to the [Security]Council, this has been reported to the Council, and in my own contacts with the two sides - with President [Mahmoud] Abbas and the Israelis - I have also maintained this.

It was only last weekend that I spoke to the Israeli Prime Minister about this issue when the incident at the beach occurred.
Let me also say that I have just come from the Council, where we discussed the situation in Timor-Leste. The President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament have written to me, asking for UN assistance in terms of police, eventually military, and staff who will help them strengthen their institutions. We are working with the international forces on the ground; Ian Martin, my Special Envoy. is now briefing the Council, but it is obvious that the UN will have to go back to Timor-Leste in a much larger form than we are at the moment. And we will need to send an assessment mission on the ground to determine exactly what needs to be done. They have also requested that the UN undertakes an investigation into the recent events, and I have asked the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take a lead in mounting that investigation, and we would want to move as quickly as possible.Q: Mr. Secretary, the Israelis have done their own investigation into the first attack on the beach where that girl lost her whole family, and officials are saying that they are concluding that this is a mine that was on the beach, that sort of thing. Human rights organizations are saying that this is quite unlikely. Is it time for an international investigation - any which way - whether it is the High Commissioner for Human Rights, or any which way you might find it necessary on both of these attacks in protection of these Palestinian innocent civilians?SG: To find a mine on the beach is rather odd. With regards to an international investigation of any kind, it would require the cooperation of the parties. We would need both the Israelis and Palestinian authorities to cooperate with such an investigation. Our previous attempts at such investigations were not too successful, and I think you remember very well, you are the first to raise this and maybe we need to see what - we haven't had a request from any of the others.Q: But would you call on the Israelis and the Palestinians to allow an international investigation?SG: I haven't seen the results of the Israeli investigation to be able to answer your questions. But I think one would need to look at the investigation - how thorough, how competent it is, and how acceptable it is for one to extrapolate from there....Q: Mr. Secretary-General, at a time when President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to force the hand of Hamas to accept the referendum, to instill the principle of the Road Map and two States living side by side in peace, Israel is conducting its offensive? [inaudible] missile attacks, targeting the efforts of President Mahmoud Abbas?SG: I think we are living through a very difficult situation in the Palestinian territory. First of all, the Palestinians should find a way of unifying their efforts and coming together, and I think President Abbas and the other parties should work on bringing everyone together and define a common vision that they would all share. Division and infighting between the Palestinians does not help. I think that is the first issue one needs to focus on and settle. Obviously, given the tensions on the ground, the Israeli missile attacks have not helped either.
We do accept that Israel has a right to defend itself and its population, but the issue of proportionality and respect for international humanitarian law is a basic requirement....Q: Mr. Secretary-General, yesterday Jan Egeland briefed us on East Timor and he said that the world is poor in addressing emerging crises. Today the International Crisis Group just put out a report saying that, if there is a high-level assassination in the Occupied Territories, Palestine would go into civil war. Are you considering using other diplomatic resources, such as the Quartet, or talking to other people about making a move in the area?SG: The Quartet is constantly in contact. We do have conference calls, and we are in touch with each other, both at the Envoy level, and at the Principal level. I can assure you that we are all extremely concerned about these developments, and I am personally in touch with the leaders in the region. I spoke to Prime Minister [Ehud] Olmert over the weekend, and I expect to speak to President Abbas shortly. And I am also in touch with my other Quartet principals, and I will also be in touch with other leaders in the region.Q: But you have a position on assassinations, Mr. Secretary-General. Are you not repeating it about these assassinations - extrajudicial, is that what you call them? It is against international law, do you not stand by what you said?SG: I have always said that I stand by my statement with regards to respect for international law and the need to be careful not to resort to extrajudicial assassination of people who do not have a chance to respond to the accusations - whatever they may be - because they will no longer be around to answer questions anyway.

Thank you.

Ms. G. GoldwaterSwitzerland, Geneva

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Israel should have [a long time ago] press the UN for:
1) Condemming Arab Muslim 'Palestinian' parents, teachers, leaders, Mullahs, for using Arab kids as human shields and as human bombs, clarifying the real culprits in Arabs' deaths.
2) Violations by ILLEGAL PA Arabs "settlers" on Israel's "agreed" borders by the UN.
3) "Palestinian" Violation of virtually ALL agreemants pacts with Israel (Oslo, Camp David, etc.).
4) The PA official media & education = hate (crimes) campaign on "the joos", (not just on Israel...).
5) Exposing the constant intimdation on nations by the GOLIATH ARAB MUSLIM (oil) block, to tarnish innocent Israel in the UN.



1) Are you denying that the Arab racist attacks on Jews in Israel/"palestine" has started since 1838 (Safed) [so were the attacks in 1883, 1920, 1921, 1929 - Hebron, etc.]?

2) Had Israel be a (mostly) Arab-Muslim State, would the intolerant Arab-Muslim Goliath world not accept them?

3) Why is there a complete silence on the historical fact of Arab immigration late 1800s early 1900s into Israel/"palestine"?

4) What anti-Israel bigotry is stronger, the "Arab racism"; factor? or the 'Islamic-Jihad' factor?

5) 'Moral equivalence' Do you have Arab activists on behalf of Israeli victims, just like you have Jewish, Israeli, Zionists activists for the (so called) 'Palestinian cause' (whatever that is...)?

6) If humane Israel would really go after "unarmed poor palestinians" as the 'Pallwood' propagandists tell us, How many Arabs would have survived Israel's might?

7) Who's more at fault, the Arab Muslim "Palestinians" parents pushing for Shahid-isim, or the indoctrinating Mullahs, Imams in the holy Mosques for using "Palestinian" kids and women as human bombs and as human shields (so they can blame the Zionists when Arab kids die)?

8) What would have happened if Arab Muslim "Palestinians" would have invested as much energy in rebuilding their lives as they do in destroying both nations' lives in fascistic Jihad, total hatred and campaign for GENOCIDE [to "drink the blood of the Jews" or to "push them all to the sea", or to "wipe them off of map"]?

9) Why does "bad" IDF Israeli army announce an area residents' civilians to evacuate before an operation against terrorists?

10) Why did Humane Israel's IDF invented specially low range missiles designed to hit ONLY the [terror] target and minimize collateral damage?

11) When was the last time the "Palestinian" well oil-ed propaganda machine has retracted [or even apologized] for it's usual PALLYWOOD fake images industry?

12) What's the difference between a Christian in Indonesia, Buddhist in Thailand, Christian in Nigeria, in Philippines, Australians in Bali (2002), non Muslims in London (0707/2005), in Madrid (bombing), "not the-right-kind-of-Muslims" in Shiite-Sunni hateful massacres in Iraq, oppression & massacres in the "Islamic Republic of Iran", and Israeli victims of the same "evil ideology"?

13) What's a harder oppression, your "average" Arab Muslim regime's on it's own people, Hamas-tan Islamic Apartheid [which most "Palestinians" supported!] on non Muslims, or the pro-Jihad parents' on their kids?

14) What would have happened if at least ONE Arab Muslim nation [regular or oil-ed one] would really care about the Arab [brothers, that since the 1960's started to call themselves as] "Palestinians" and let them get off the terror slum into normality and even prosperity?

15) What part of 'BLIND FASCISM' do Arab-Muslims deny, the usual obsessed anti Israel demonization [no matter what Israel does] or the reluctance to see Israel's super kind gestures for those that are trying to kill them [releases from prison, giving away own land vital to it's security, humanitarian aid, etc.] not as goodness but as "weakness"?

16) Why is it that when Islamists terrorists [Hamas or Hezbullah, Islamic Jihad, etc.] succeed in making sure Arab kids die [with their known tactics of cowardly firing among or behind children, etc.] the Arabs, Muslims rejoice and the Israelis, Jews are saddened ?

16) How can land be an issue [or the blatant lies the Arab lobby's financed: Jimmy Carter has said, though he admitted that Israel is a great equal democracy for all, Arabs and Jews alike!'] if "moderate" Palestinian official government still has venomous hatred and pro 'death cult' in it's regular curriculum and on it's official TV, or that such "moderate" Arab media outlets [like Al Jazeera] still glorify mass murder as "martyrdom"?

17) Who's more powerful, the Arab Muslim Goliath Oil mafia "lobby" on the world or a Chinese, Italian, Israeli, Irish, pharmaceutical, cigarettes lobbyists in Washington?

18) Had the International Arab Muslim lobby of nations in the UN [or the EU] not threatened other nations to bash Israel 24/7 [motivated by intolerance only!], What would be then the outcome?


Let's make it clear, even if there will be a "Palestine" state, it will never change the factual history, that a group of foreign Arab immigrants came into the (historic) land of the Jews (and started to call themselves as "Palestinians" in the 1960's) and hijacked the world comunity via terrorism and Arab oil power to give them yet a second 'Palestine' state (after Jordan).



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