UN Sinks to New Low and Blames Israel for ‘Palestinian’ Men Who Beat Their Wives
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
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