UN’s Pascoe criticizes Israel, forgets Egypt

Posted: March 25, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Gaza, Israel, Palestinians, United Nations

UN's Under Secretary General Lynn PascoeUnited Nations’ Under Secretary General, Lynn Pascoe (pictured right), criticized situation at Israel-Gaza border today, citing the situation was ‘intolerable’. Lynn said that Israel’s refusal to open the crossings into Gaza takes the help and hope from Gazans:

“The intolerable situation at Gaza’s crossings remains the key impediment to bringing help – and hope – to the people of Gaza,” UN Under-Secretary-General Lynn Pascoe told the UN Security Council during a monthly debate on the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Earlier this week, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised Western donors that Israel would lift restrictions on food supplies entering Gaza after a row with Washington over blocked convoys of macaroni and cheese.

But Pascoe, a former US diplomat, told council members that while there has been an increase in the amount of goods allowed into the Gaza Strip, “the quality and quantity of imports are insufficient.”

He said the United Nations urged Israel “to abide by its obligations under international humanitarian law and open crossings for emergency supplies and construction materials, without which there will be no way to rebuild Gaza.”

Pascoe also called for Hamas’ rocket attacks to cease.

I doubt, however, that an official from an organization, which failed to stop genocides all over the world in past decades – and fails to prevent genocides now, as in Darfur – has the right to tell Israel what to do. Pascoe, also, should have criticized Egypt, then, as Egypt keeps its crossings closed as well, tightly controlling supplies going into Gaza.

Pascoe, however, prefers attacking the only place in the world Jews can openly be Jewish without being attacked by anti-Semitic ‘youths’.


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