The Risks of Foreign Peacekeeping Forces in the West Bank

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror - UNIFIL in Lebanon has never caught any Hizbullah terrorists. When Hizbullah moved its artillery positions to within 50 meters of a UN position and then fired on Israeli targets, UNIFIL did nothing. But if Israel employed counter-fire against the very same Hizbullah artillery, then the UN Division for Peacekeeping Operations would issue a formal diplomatic complaint. It would be a serious mistake to believe that Israeli requirements for verifying complete Palestinian demilitarization could be guaranteed by international forces operating in the West Bank.

2010-07-02 10:00:39

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