US em­bassy move bound to in­fu­ri­ate Pales­tini­ans

Sowetan - - Opinion - Em­manuel Peek, Glen­wood, Dur­ban

Is­raeli forces shot and killed about 60 Pales­tini­ans and in­jured more than 2 700 in Mon­day protests along the Gaza bor­der, while a few miles away Is­rael and the US held a fes­tive in­au­gu­ra­tion for the new Amer­i­can em­bassy in con­tested Jerusalem.

The Pales­tinian peo­ple have a right to be dis­mayed, if not en­raged, by this move, which vi­o­lates the spirit of the 1948 par­ti­tion agree­ment that Jerusalem would be ad­min­is­tered by an im­par­tial in­ter­na­tional body.

If there is to be peace, then Is­rael should re­place the oc­cu­pa­tion with a UN peace­keep­ing force, bring home the il­le­gal set­tlers, tear down the apartheid wall and ne­go­ti­ate in good faith for peace.

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