Sunday, May 4, 2008

Occupation Under Another Name

Paris proposes installment of an international force in Palestine

"Paris has proposed installing an international peace-keeping force in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Israeli Jerusalem Post newspaper reported Sunday.

According to the JP, French Prime Minister, François Fillon, had informed the American-Jewish committee last Thursday that France and Europe can, whenever possible, participate in an international force to bolster the Palestinian Authority's security services.

Such a proposal comes ahead France's rotating presidency of the European Union, which had dispatched about 70 observers to the Rafah crossing terminal in southern Gaza Strip, following a U.S-brokered terminal operation in 2005.
The ruling Hamas party in Gaza had already sent out rejection to the notion , saying it would deal with such a force as an occupying power, once it is installed........"

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