Skip to comments.Palestinian minister warns of 'disrespect' in Gaza
Posted on 01/10/2009 5:09:28 PM PST by Lorianne
UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian foreign minister says Israel and Hamas responded to the Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza with "total disrespect" and he urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to enforce its demand.
"We cannot really wait until Israel will complete its mission while it really continues killing Palestinians, not on a daily basis but on an hourly basis," Riad Malki told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.
Malki is foreign minister for the Palestinian Authority, which was driven out of Gaza by rival Hamas in 2007.
If the Security Council doesn't react in the next 48 hours, he said, Arab foreign ministers who came to the Security Council to help draft the resolution "will have a reaction." He did not elaborate.
Hopes dimmed that the resolution approved Thursday would end the worst fighting in decades in Gaza after Israel rejected it as "not practical" and Hamas dismissed it, complaining that it had not been consulted.
"Both have responded to the resolution in the same way, in total disrespect," Malki said.
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Hey, I didn’t get a harumph outta that guy.
Get the UN to fix Darfur first.
YEAH you can. You waited for over 12 months and 3,000 hamas rockets, you can wait for a few more weeks...
The UN? Enforce? Humorous.
Disrespect: the ultimate whine from a powerless and morally bankrupt individual or community...
Turn over all your rockets, forsake Hamas, and recognize Israel’s right to exist and live in peace.
I’m fairly certain the Israeli’s will withdraw and go to great lengths to help you establish a bountiful homeland.
Yeah, they really put the fear of God in Saddam.
“disrespect’ in Gaza”
Then die with honor.
Well boo freaking hell they be dissed.
There was a brief cease fire January 8 to allow humanitarian aid to Palestinians. The Israelis ceased firing. Hamas launched rockets from a school to kill civilians. The Israelis then took out the rocket launchers.
It is not difficult to show that the claim of equivalence in violating cease fire agreements is false. If Hamas will not even cease for a few hours to allow aid to its own people, why should Israel respect any such resolution.
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