UN, EU help Palestinians build ICC suit against Israel
Portion of money given to create empowerment plan for Palestinian women intended to be spent on internationalized activities to fight Israel’s “occupation” of the West Bank.
The United Nations and the European Union are helping the Palestinian Authority build its global advocacy campaign against the Jewish state, including its filing of “war crimes” complaints about Israel before the International Criminal Court.
Over the past year the UN and the EU have planned this activity under Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which is designed to raise a $2.1 million empowerment plan for Palestinian women.
However, according to the details of the plan, which were unveiled Wednesday in Ramallah, more than half of that sum – $1.3m. – would be spent on international activities to fight Israel’s “occupation” of the West Bank.
The plan was prepared by an EU grant issued by the “EU Peace-building Initiative,” which focuses on promoting “conditions for a sustainable resolution of the Israeli-Arab conflict through civil society projects and citizens’ positive engagement.”
The UN is now preparing to help the Palestinians with a fund-raising campaign among donor countries to raise the $2.1m. supposedly needed for the women’s empowerment plan, which would actually amount to some $800,000 left after the $1.3m. deducted by the PA.
A small booklet with PA, UN and EU logos has
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