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UN Blames Israel for Palestinian Men Who Beat Their Wives

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From the Jerusalem Post:

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon demanded that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon revise a report disseminated by his office ahead of International Women’s Day and in which Israel is blamed for the situation of Palestinian women.

The report, issued for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held March 14-24, highlights the situation of Palestinian women for the period from October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015.

According to the document, Israeli occupation is to blame for domestic violence against Palestinian women.

Actually, it’s worse.

First of all, out the 13 documents issued by the UN in advance of this meeting, only one deals with women from a specific “nation.” That is, of course, E/CN.6/2016/6 — The situation of, and assistance to, Palestinian women. Report of the Secretary-General.

Here is the paragraph that offended Israel:

Refugee camps in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are among the most densely populated urban environments in the world and the conditions in these camps have deteriorated over decades, in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Specifically for women and girls, this overcrowding limits their mobility, privacy and access to recreational spaces. Overcrowded living conditions and a lack of privacy cause psychological distress among camp residents and strain family and social relations. Residents frequently note that gender-based violence, including domestic violence, is a manifestation of such stress, combined with the strain caused by the unstable political and security situation and discriminatory gender stereotypes and norms.

The basic question of why “refugee” camps exist in the territory under Palestinian rule is not mentioned. If the existence of these crowded camps inherently causes all these domestic problems including the abuse of women, then why does the UN keep funding them? Shouldn’t they be dismantled and replaced with new villages and towns where all Palestinians could be treated equally?

The unspoken truth is that the “refugee” camps exist for only one reason — to make their residents’ lives miserable for photo ops that blame Israel for not allowing them to “return” to homes that no longer exist even though they live in “Palestine.”

Remember, Israel tried to give Palestinians in camps decent housing, and the UN condemned them for it. If anyone is to blame for the camps, it is the UN itselfUN resolution 34/52 says that “measures to resettle Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip away from their homes and property from which they were displaced constitute a violation of their inalienable right to return….” Further, it “Calls once more upon Israel to desist from removal and resettlement of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip and from destruction of their shelters.”

The report throws in a section about Israeli settlements that has nothing to do with women and doesn’t say exactly how Jews building homes impacts Palestinians at all — let alone women.

The Israeli Government has come under increasing pressure from settler groups to resume the planning and tendering of settlements, which have been in a lull since the fall of 2014. In July 2015, following the demolition of two buildings in the settlement of Beit El, the Government announced the construction of 300 new residential units there, as well as around 500 more in East Jerusalem settlements.

I guess after all these years of incitement it is obvious to the reader that Jews building houses is so inherently evil that there is no reason to describe why.

Israel’s killing terrorists — who are mostly male — also is terrible for women:

According to data collected by UN-Women and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, it is estimated that a round 700 women were widowed as a result of the conflict in Gaza in 2014.

The vast majority of these men were of course fighters. Yet Israel needs to be more mindful of killing Hamas terrorists — because some of them have wives!

Gender-based violence continues to be a key protection concern for women in
the State of Palestine, and the situation is particularly acute in the Gaza Strip. A
2011 survey showed that 51 per cent of women in Gaza had been victims of gender based violence. A rapid assessment by UNFPA conducted after the 2014 conflict
revealed that the protracted crisis and related displacement, lack of privacy and lack
of basic services had exacerbated people’s sense of vulnerability, leading to violence
against women.

But the UN can never blame the men who are abusing them! No, it is because of the lack of privacy and basic services which is, of course, Israel’s fault!

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  • Maninina

    We must get ride of the corrupted UN!

  • Maninina

    Why calling “settlements” and “camp” what are construction in every other place?????
    These are buildings,cities and public roads Socialists and the UN are hating, antisemitic global groups. Soros, Demorats played and lost even their party.

  • Maninina

    Israel will survive this shameful Obama administration, as many other treason to humanity.

  • This did not happen when the Jews were herded into vastly overcrowded ghettos so it’s clearly not the conditions causing this, is it? Maybe the UN should investigate the Koran which, not only permits but also, encourages the treatment of women & children in these ways by men. Therein lies the real culprit.

  • dave

    Long live Israel.

  • JJBiener

    Let’s stop the charade. THERE ARE NO REFUGEE CAMPS IN GAZA AND THE WEST BANK. This is a political fiction that is being used to bludgeon Israel. When a place has houses, apartments, buildings, stores, businesses, schools, hospitals, roads, sports teams, etc, IT IS NOT A CAMP!! It is a city. Referring to these places as camps gives the impression that people are living in tents exposed to the elements. Demand that the UN at the very least use words which describe reality, and stop the deceptive language.

  • steve specterman

    So maybe Ban wants to blame Israel for the slavery of the Nigerian girls by Boka Haram as well- He might as well make the same anology!

  • Candy Lynn

    How about if these Palestinians leave the “disputed territories” and just go home! They will have plenty of room then. Also how about blaming the abuser for the abuse instead of pointing the finger at those who have nothing to do with it.

  • Patrice Lieb

    The State of Israel was legitimately established by the League of Nations and subsequently the UN in 1948. At the same time Arab states were drawn from the former Ottoman Empire. Arab states chose to attack Israel rather than live peacefully and lost that war. Then followed the 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 wars continuing with smaller-sized conflicts which are happening until today. The primary conclusion is that no Palestinian state was ever declared. No Palestinian people ever existed. And no Arab state ever recognized the right of Israel’s statehood except Egypt The camps of Arab people in the West Bank and Gaza have existed due to Arab decisions to force people to live in the condition they do to point fingers at Israel. Peace is possible. Recognize Israel’s right to exist, stop teaching children to kill Jewish people, and negotiate a peace settlement with Israel. It is time.

  • Gamaliel

    The real abuse is of Israeli women who are lured into Palestinian occupied Israel.

  • The palestinian women already under occupation at home. they wear hijab and their testimony has half the value of a man. So they kill others with knives when they are ordered to do so. they are automatons. Is Israel responsible for this or the united nations which does not condemn the palestinian authority? their christian arab women are not stabbing the jews but only the islamic ones. Why?

  • Scott Edelman

    “The Palestinian People does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means of continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism.”
    Zahir Musehin (Palestine Liberation Organisation executive committee member. March 31, 1977 in the Dutch newspaper ‘Trouw’)

    “There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it”.
    – Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 –

    • Sima Krechmer

      Arabs are from Arab peninsula, Jews are from Judea, Historical Land of Israel