Pertubuhan Negara-Negara Arab mengkritik U.S. kerana menggunakan veto untuk menghalang resolusi UN yang ditaja Qatar untuk mengutuk tindakan keganasan Israel di Beit Hanoun.
Amr Musa berkata tidak difahami kuasa veto boleh digunakan oleh U.S. untuk melindungi Israel yang terus mengganas terhadap orang awam.
Apa pula kata OIC. Kutukan ataupun komen dari OIC masih belum kedengaran. Diberitakan Presiden Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sudah pun menalipon PM Malaysia yang menerajui OIC untuk menekan rejim Israel yang menduduki bumi Palestin daripada terus mengganas – zy.
US veto of Gaza resolution criticised
Sunday 12 November 2006
The Arab League has criticised the United States for blocking a UN Security Council resolution that sought to condemn Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip.
The US used its veto to halt the draft resolution, sponsored by the Gulf state of Qatar, that criticised the Israeli tank shelling of a home in Beit Hanoun on Wednesday in which seven children and four women were killed as they slept.
Amr Musa, the Arab League secretary general, said he was "surprised and disappointed" by the US move and said: "This veto will only increase anger.
"It is inexplicable that a veto can be used to protect Israeli actions against civilians."
He said the Arab world would not accept peace with Israel unless it was "just and balanced".
John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, earlier described the text of the resolution as "unbalanced" and "biased against Israel and politically motivated".
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Egyptian foreign minister, said America's action would "only lead to impose the situation that Israel wants, and increase the frustration of Palestinian people".
A statement issued by Aboul Gheit's office said: "It is necessary for the Security Council to bear its responsibilities and stop turning a blind eye to Israeli acts in Gaza."
Egypt and other Arab powers fear that the latest bloodshed in Gaza could imperil an imminent deal for Hamas to reconcile with the more moderate Fatah movement and form a Palestinian unity government. Selengkapnya..
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