In an interview broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 on Friday, Netanyahu said “I don’t care what the United Nations says,” referring to Israel’s plan to expend settlements.
On December 3, Israel announced that it plans to construct 1,600 new illegal settlement units in East al-Quds, which was annexed by Tel Aviv following the Six-Day War of 1967, in violation of international law.
On November 29, the 193-member UN General Assembly voted 138-9 with 41 abstentions to upgrade Palestine’s status to non-member observer state. The observer state status grants Palestinians access to UN agencies and the International Criminal Court, where they can file formal complaints against the Israeli regime.
On November 30, Israel approved a plan to build 3,000 more units in East al-Quds and the occupied West Bank.
Many countries, including some of Tel Aviv’s allies, have condemned the Israeli plans to construct illegal settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on December 3 that the Israeli plan is “pure vengeance against the Palestinians following the UN vote.”
There seems little point in Israel being part of the UN when they only agree to resolutions which are in their favour. But this is to be expected by a state that has been pampered and allowed to do as it please with little international comment or intervention.
The volatile Zionist state is becoming something of a wild dog with nuclear capability, intent on maintaining destabilisation in the Middle East. Israel needs to be tamed before it does any more damage to the future of the world.