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February 11, 2008

Is Gaza "Occupied" by the UN?


ZioNation blog noticed a fascinating Q&A between a correspondent and a UN spokesperson about the use of the term "occupied" to describe Gaza:

Question: You read a statement about the situation in Gaza before and I know it's difficult to change terminology, but we have a new Secretary-General now, so let me try it again. A year and half after the last Israeli withdrew from Gaza, the UN system still refers to Gaza as an Occupied Palestinian Territory. The only people who are not Palestinian in Gaza currently are UN people. Do you mean that Gaza is occupied by the UN?

Spokesperson:Definitely not.

Question: So who is it occupied by?

Spokesperson: Well…

Correspondent: I think there are some Israeli soldiers on the border…

Question: Not borders, who is Gaza occupied by?

Spokesperson: Traditionally, this is the terminology we have used. Yes?

Question: But the situation on the ground changed since Israel withdrew from Gaza

Spokesperson: I will look into this.

Correspondent: Thank you.

Posted by LG at February 11, 2008 12:12 PM


So the UN is hateful, corrupt, biased, AND laughably STUPID!

Posted by: Sara at February 24, 2008 05:44 PM

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