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22 Sep, 2011

Palestinians justified in moving to UN — chinadaily.com.cn

The Palestinian move at the UN is going ahead despite pleas from the US and threats from Israel. The two countries have warned that doing so would set back Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for many years.

But it is precisely because the many years of negotiations have resulted in nothing but frustration for the Palestinians that they have decided to move the process to the UN. It is a sign of Palestinians’ total loss of confidence in Israel as a negotiating partner and in the US leadership as an honest broker for a just solution.

The Palestinian leaders have already bent backwards in seeking a deal with Israel, but in return have seen no progress in ending the occupation. Instead, Israeli settlements in the occupied territories have increased.

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