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Beastly Boy

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16. As things stand now, I believe Israel is on board with international peacekeeping force in Gaza,
Fri Apr 12, 2024, 02:39 PM
Apr 2024

regardless of any change in status of the occupied territories. I doubt Hamas is, regardless of what happens in the West Bank. This is an additional source (one of many) to the friction between the literally warring factions that would comprise the proposed Palestinian state. It wouldn't be Israel, but the newly formed Palestinian state that would be unable to reach consensus on international peacekeepers. The presence of international forces may even provoke armed hostilities within the nominal Palestinian state. And the hostilities may take place even before the government of this state is established to consent to the peacekeeping forces in the first place.

I question the wisdom and practicality of recognizing the Palestinian state at this time. I don't believe that the idea of the Palestinians governing themselves for the benefit of the Palestinians is realistic in the current climate. For decades, the Palestinians were discouraged from building the institutions necessary for the survival as an independent state, both by Israel and especially by the member states of the Arab League. If the international community wishes for a Palestinian state to become a sustainable reality, it should seek to assist the Palestinians to first and foremost build those institutions before recognizing Palestine as a state. Otherwise, the consequences of recognizing Palestine will not go any further than an additional vote in the UN.

After they have had presidential elections ripcord Apr 2024 #1
I'm wondering if moniss Apr 2024 #3
Ah settler ethics. Voltaire2 Apr 2024 #6
I'd rather them be their own country. jimfields33 Apr 2024 #8
That's what I say. LeftInTX Apr 2024 #18
Yep. Absolutely. jimfields33 Apr 2024 #22
Who speaks for the State of Palestine-- Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority...? dutch777 Apr 2024 #2
I'm thinking that some of the moniss Apr 2024 #5
Don't know if it is possible, but key will be making Israel feel safe & the true free will of the Palestinians in a... dutch777 Apr 2024 #24
That would be their problem. Voltaire2 Apr 2024 #7
Whoever recognizes a Palestinian state, should be aware that Beastly Boy Apr 2024 #4
As I mentioned in some other responses moniss Apr 2024 #10
As things stand now, I believe Israel is on board with international peacekeeping force in Gaza, Beastly Boy Apr 2024 #16
I agree with what should have been taking place but here moniss Apr 2024 #23
Too many people have illusions about what "international protection forces" do... brooklynite Apr 2024 #9
That is precisely why they are needed moniss Apr 2024 #11
So if there are UN forces on the Gaza border, there won't be any Hamas attacks? brooklynite Apr 2024 #12
Yeah, that isn't working out too well in Lebanon. Ace Rothstein Apr 2024 #13
The UN forces moniss Apr 2024 #15
My comment is about moniss Apr 2024 #14
It was tabled by the UNSC yesterday LeftInTX Apr 2024 #17
Yes I know but the move by independent countries to give recognition moniss Apr 2024 #19
It is up to the United States and we have total veto power. LeftInTX Apr 2024 #20
That was my point moniss Apr 2024 #21
It is a one state reality in which millions lack voting rights. David__77 Apr 2024 #25
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