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Prospects do not bode well by Askiah Adam

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THERE are two schools of thought as to the fate of the newly revealed proposed settlement to the protracted Palestine problem. One espoused by Scott Ritter, former United Nations weapons of mass destruction inspector, that Palestinians cannot refuse and the other that it must be rejected, not least because of its total disregard of justice for the Palestinians and their dignity… If, as Ritter suggests, this is the chance of a lifetime for the reinstatement of Palestine and its economic development, how can the Palestinians refuse this deal when a refusal means the perpetuation of poverty and their ultimate genocide?

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Invincible Israel? on The New Straits Times

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It has taken five years for the ICC to act on the Palestinian request. But Israel’s genocide against the Palestinians is much older. It is older than the forced, violent birth of Israel in 1948.
Writing an op-ed for Al Jazeera on Dec 29, 2016, lawyer and human rights activist Stanley L. Cohen put it thus: “Make no mistake of it, the sum total of Israel’s efforts these past 68 years is nothing short of the deliberate infliction upon Palestinians, as a cognisable group, conditions of life and death calculated to bring about their physical destruction in whole or in part.” And then this warning: “In the presence of overwhelming evidence of premeditated Israeli genocide, to argue otherwise is to reduce the dark, evil and systematic deeds of Stalin, Kissinger, Pol Pot and the Hutu state to little more than a collection of misunderstood happenstance.” We could not have put it better.
Another irony needs mentioning. When Britain, with the generous help of the United States, manufactured the birth of Israel in 1948, the United Nations passed a General Assembly resolution enacting a legal definition of “genocide”.
Little wonder Cohen labels Israel as “a state built from the marrow of genocide”. The road to The Hague is going to be a long and thorny one for the Palestinians. And for Bensouda, too.

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