U.N. offers assistance to Israel
By Canadian Content Staff
Saturday June 12, 2004
In a not so surprising move today by the United Nations, the secretary-general of the UN has offered assistance to Israel with resources to exit from the Gaza strip.
Kofi Annan, UN secretary-general, spoke to the Israeli prime minister recently stating that the UN's resources would be available to assist.
The Israeli administration all of a sudden seems very committed to ending conflicts in the region, and to halt the Jewish settlements which are increasingly infringing on Palestinian land and rights.
Currently, Arial Sharon and his team are devising plans to offer Jewish settlers a cash reward for moving out of Palestinian land.
The recent developments in Israeli-Palestinian relations have stunned many, which bring a change in the Israeli position on many topics. The supposed roadmap to peace, the refusal of Israel to comply with simple Geneva conventions and the continued violence contributed in part by military forces which occupy Palestinian land.
The move from Palestinian land by about 7,500 would start sometime in August, but a deadline remains later, at mid-2005.
Several question marks remain around the subject, but what would stop Israel from changing their mind in the move out? Conflicts will still ensue in the eastern Palestinian sector of the country, which is continually seeing its borders breached by a growing number of Israeli settlers.
The roadmap to peace has shown how much President Bush is involved in a peace process in the Middle East. The US supported roadmap has basically failed up until now.
It would be hard to determine if the recent moves by Israel were just International shows to hide their real objectives of invading more Palestinian land in the east and possibly access to the ultimate prize; Jerusalem.