Paul Lachine

Газа пожимает плечами

ГАЗА. Президент Палестины Махмуд Аббас лично подал заявку генеральному секретарю ООН Пан Ги Муну на полное членство Палестины в ООН. Остается неясным, поддержит ли в конечном итоге эту инициативу своего злейшего соперника, основанной Аббасом на Западном Берегу Палестинской Автономии, Хамас, который контролирует сектор Газа с июня 2007 года.

Неспособность в течение более года сделать какой-либо значительный прогресс в переговорах с Израилем убедила Аббаса и его коллег прибегнуть к варианту обращения в ООН. Также, продолжающееся строительство Израилем поселений на Западном Берегу обострило их чувство того, что переговоры не будут продуктивными и что сейчас самое время проверить в деле множество резолюций ООН в поддержку решения двух государств.

Кроме того, широко распространено мнение, что арабская весна вдохновила лидеров Палестины попытаться изменить правила игры. Арабы во всем регионе, хотя и заняты делами внутри своих стран, тем не менее, оказывают давление на новое поколение лидеров, чтобы те более активно поддержали борьбу Палестины.

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