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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Now that the ICC has refused to declare Palestine a state by de facto, must the Palis make tough choices?

The ICC has refused to prosecute Israel for war crimes and declare Palestine a State by de facto because Palestine is not recognized by the UN General Assembly; yet the prosecutor has given assurances that it would should Palestine receive such recognition.

At this point then, isn't the ball is the Palestinian's court? The PA could, actually, declare a Palestinian State outside the 67 borders and pound the table as a nation under occupation and colonization by its neighbor. Without a doubt, were they to mobilize along these lines they would be recognized and Israel would be forces to withdrawal or face UN sanctions.

So the question is, why haven't they? And the likely answer is that by declaring where Palestine *is* they'd also be declaring where Palestine *isn't*. Another way ceding terroritory and recognizing Israel.

In conclusion, if Palis won't do this to end the occupation isn't there pain largley self inflcited?

6 Answers

  • Kini
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Palestine is not a country and cannot be a member of the ICC. The U.S. is blocking their bid for statehood. The U.S. Congress has withdrawn the aid sent to the PA annually because they presented a bid for statehood.

    The PA cannot declare statehood without first having autonomy and an accepted border other than where the Israelis put a cement wall and Palestine is occupied by Israeli forces in the West Bank, Gaza and other areas. You cannot declare a state when you are occupied by military of another country.

    The Palestinians cannot mobilize when they are totally controlled by Israel including their boundaries and their water rights and even underneath their homes, whatever is left of them after the bulldozing of houses, olive groves and lemon groves, not leaving any means for farmers to make a living. Israel has encroached on those 1967 borders.

    The Palestinians do recognize Israel's right to exist but not as a Jewish state (a pre-condition for Israel to negotiate) because that would preclude them from returning to Israel, possibly Israel would not allow Palestinians entry to Israel at all at any time. The ball is never in Palestine's court since they have no power and no authority and no army.

    Israel has been violated many times in the U.N. but they dont enforce it. Partly out of guilt for the Holocaust, partly out of American pressure and payoffs.

  • 9 years ago

    You forget that the leading Palestinian figures, yes, including the "radicals," get financial support from the Saudis, who hold hands with the U.S. on top of the table, and play footsie with Israel under it.

    Israel is beginning to suffer leftist demonstrations, and the Saudis have always lived in fear of losing their family business. Arab Spring struck fear into all of their hearts.

    The Big Boys are still wetting their pants over Egypt. There's no way they'll give the Palestinians a break. They're still imagining crowds in the streets in Riyadh and Tel Aviv and losing control.

    Under these circumstances, the last thing the Israeli right-wingers, and the Saudi family business corporation ("nation"), OR their imperial godfathers (yes, I mean -you-, Wall Street and London), want is another bunch of poor Arabs getting any relief, even a little, let alone national status.


    Source(s): an anti-Zionist of Jewish ancestry
  • 9 years ago

    The Palestinians are screwed any way they turn.

    But never underestimate the amount of support their really is inside Isreal

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No, their "pain" is not self-inflicted.

    Israeli war crimes are perpetrated by Israel, in spite of your stupid verbal gymnastics.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The "Palestinians" already HAVE a state -- it is called Jordan.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They should get trailers and join Sunchasers.

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