Friday, June 12, 2009

Sure, sure, let's have a war of lawyers

Ynet News is reporting that the UN is considering 'Fining' Israel for damage to the UN facilities in the Gaza Strip during the Israeli Operation Cast Lead.
WASHINGTON – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday it was "critical" that Israel halt all settlement activity. He added that he was considering fining the state $11 million for damage it did to UN facilities during the Gaza war. Ban says the fine was recommended by a committee elected to investigate damage done by the IDF to UN structures during Operation Cast Lead.
This gave me my second laugh of the day. I don't know who the little genius was who came up with this bright idea but obviously he/she has never heard the concept about turnabout is fair play.

There is no shortage of sharp lawyers in Israel, and I can just imagine the suits and counter-suits. They can start by 'fining' the Palestinian Authority and present the PA with a bill for 'humanitarian aid', for security measures in Sderot, the cost for manning checkpoints...travel down this road and the Palestinians may become the first state to declare bankruptcy before a state is even established.

2 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"There is no shortage of sharp lawyers in Israel..." How painfully true ;-)

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Painfull or not, its probably a good thing when all is said and done - consider the source of the 'fine'.