Sunday, November 27, 2011

A thought about Israeli policy towards the Palestinians

AFP reports that Israel will cut off transfers of the Palestinian funds it has collected to the Palestinian Authority and will cut off water and electricity to Gaza if Hamas comes to an agreement with the Fatah officials of the Palestinian Authority.
A unity government deal "would transform the Palestinian Authority into a terrorist authority and would put an end to any hope for a peace agreement" with Israel, said Ayalon, who is also a Knesset deputy from the nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party.
The United States and the United Nations are in favor of a two state solution, and I don/t see how there can be a two state solution unless Gaza and the West Bank are united into a single state.

The Israeli government might be better advised to see what a unified Palestinian political body might do, rather than take steps that would guarantee an end to the peace process, not to mention more misery for so many Palestinian people.

The American people have a permanent link with the people of Israel. We also have great sympathy for the Arab peoples, and feel for the Palestinian people. Our empathy for these peoples does not mean that the U.S. Government will always approve of nor support every action of their governments. At what point with the U.S. Government stop supporting the Netanyahu administration in Israel? When will we join so many of the European governments in opposing Netanyahu's actions? I don't know the answer, but building more Israeli sites in the West Bank, withholding funds from the Palestinian Authority, and cutting off water and electricity from Gaza makes that moment a lot more likely in the near future.

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