People, goods and services have been stalled on one side of the border or the other for weeks at a time as a result of terror alerts and other security concerns. For example, the Rafiah and Kerem Shalom border crossings with southern Gaza were closed in March after the EU observers fled the area, as a result of the numerous kidnappings of foreign nationals by terrorists in Gaza.Apparently security risks which even the EU monitors perceive as a threat are not “just cause” to close the Israeli side of the Gaza borders in UN estimation. Kind of makes you wonder what kind of benchmarks the UN uses for Jews which would constitute a valid threat and justify Israel closing her side of the borders.
IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in a cross-border raid on an army post near the Kerem Shalom crossing on June 25. Shalit’s whereabouts and condition are still unknown, and negotiations for his release have dragged on for months.
Monday, December 04, 2006
United Nations reaches another new low
The UN released another report condemning Israel for failing to keep its part of the deal on the 2005 agreement with the Palestinian Authority over the Gaza’s borders. Arutz Sheva carried this report: