21/11/2012

Gaza: Russia proposes resolution

Russia Ready to Propose Resolution on Gaza - UN Envoy

UNITED NATIONS, November 20, 2012 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to propose a draft UN Security Council resolution to help efforts to settle the conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.

“Russia is ready… to submit a draft resolution focusing on three key components,” Churkin said on Monday as the UN Security Council was holding consultations on the Gaza conflict on Russia’s initiative.

Churkin said the components were the following: an end to violence to negotiate a ceasefire, support of international and regional efforts to settle the crisis peacefully and a call for resumption of talks between Palestinians and Israelis on a wider range of problems.

About 100 Palestinians, including dozens of civilians, have been killed since Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense against the Palestinian enclave of 1.7 million began on November 14 with an airstrike that eliminated the head of the military wing of the Hamas Islamist group, Ahmed Jabari. The airstrike came after a reported surge in rocket attacks on Israeli border towns from Gaza, which has been governed by Hamas since 2007. Three Israeli civilians have been killed since the operation start by rockets fired from Gaza. http://en.ria.ru/world/20121120/177596396.html 

UN resolutions blocked by Washington

1) On November 15, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.

2) In February 2011, more than 100 nations voted for a U.N. resolution that would have condemned illegal Israeli settlements and halted any new construction. The United States vetoed it.

3) On February 19, 2011, Israel said it was 'deeply grateful to the United States' after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity.

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