Thursday, February 21, 2008

EU Endorses Terrorism

Not in so many words, but that's the effect of its resolution urging an end to the non-existent blockade of Hamastan.

We include excerpts from a Jerusalem Post article, along with some comments.

European Parliament resolution urges end to Gaza blockade staff and Mark Weiss
Feb. 21, 2008

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution calling on Israel to lift the blockade imposed on Gaza, saying the move had failed and calling for the reopening of crossings into the Strip.

[Israel has no responsibility for the Gaza Strip. It was the EU itself which, by reneging on its agreement to monitor the movement between Egypt and Hamastan, that is effectively responsible for any lack of goods in Hamastan.]

"The policy of isolation of the Gaza Strip has failed on both the political and humanitarian level," said the MEPs in Strasbourg.

The parliament also called on Israel to halt IDF operations which endangering civilians, as well as targeted killings. In addition, it condemned Hamas, saying it must stop the firing of Kassam rockets.

[In other words, Israel is supposed to stop defending itself, while Hamas continues to bombard Israeli civilians with Kassams.]

The resolution is of a symbolic nature only, since the European Parliament has no influence over EU foreign policy.

[Let us be thankful for small favors.]

Earlier Thursday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni slammed the European community on for what she called its failure to see what is really happening in Gaza.

After talks in Tel Aviv with visiting European Union Middle East envoy Marc Otte, Livni said people who live here cannot accept the compromises that the international community is pushing for.

"It would be better if Europe understood that Gaza is a zero sum game; either Hamas or the moderates," Livni said.

[The "moderates," of course, are the Fatah terrorists, who continue to launch attacks on Israel as well. As long as appeasement continues, it's a negative sum game.]

A diplomatic source explained the relatively harsh comments by Livni by arguing that the EU and the international community are on the wrong track in focusing on what Israel should or shouldn't do.

"Hamas is the source of the problem and they can stop the rocket attacks against Israel within minutes if they decide to," the source said.

In Strasbourg on Thursday, European Union lawmakers urged Israel not to inflict "collective punishment" on Gaza's population, saying its isolation of the territory had failed and its actions were endangering civilians.

[If the EU is worried about the people who elected Hamas terrorists to lead them, let the EU take over Hamastan.]

"Hamas does not seek to win rights for the Palestinians, but rather to deny the rights of others. Any indirect support for Hamas - even through a discussion of the crossings or the humanitarian situation - weakens those interested in reaching an agreement."

[Unfortunately, even the so-called "moderates" among Palestinian Arabs haven't shown much interest in an agreement.]

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