Palestine urges Western powers to pile pressure on Israel

09:45, June 09, 2010      

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Western governments should pressure on Israel to accede to calls for a United Nations inquiry into the storming of an aid ship bound for Gaza by its commandoes which resulted in the death of nine activists, a diplomat said here on Tuesday.

Palestine Ambassador to Zimbabwe Hashem Dajani was quoted by local media New Ziana as saying that Western countries in the Security Council should stop supporting Israel's aggression against Palestine as it derailed efforts to salvage peace in the Middle East.

"Israel continues to receive support from members of the Security Council primarily Western countries," he said.

"When the West says something it expects other countries to respect the resolutions passed by the United Nations. In this case it should do the same on Israel."

Dajani said the Israeli attack on the aid ship demonstrated that Palestine is not an impediment to the peace process in the Middle East.


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