Arab League Asking United Nations For No-Fly Zone Over Gaza
One wonders if it’s their success at getting the U.N. to intervene in Libya that is causing the Arab League to make this request:
CAIRO, April 10 (Reuters) – The Arab League called on the United Nations on Sunday to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza and lift an Israeli siege of the territory after a flare-up of violence that is stoking fears of a wider escalation.
The death toll since Israel launched retaliation for an attack on a school bus that critically wounded a teenager on Thursday has climbed to 19 Palestinian militants and civilians. [ID:nLDE73901M]
Condemning what it called Israel’s “brutal” aggression in Gaza, a gathering of the Arab League’s permanent delegates chaired by Oman called on the U.N. to convene its Security Council.
The meeting would “consider the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip on an urgent basis to stop its siege and impose a no-fly rule on the Israeli military to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip,” the Arab League said in a statement.
This has little or no chance of being taken up by the UN, but still it’s likely to make Israel just a little upset to say the least.