Ban Ki-Moon thinks Israel undercuts moderates???
What moderates??? Can he name a few???
Speaking during a tour of Gaza, Mr Ban sought to increase international pressure on Israel by deploring the scale of human suffering in the Palestinian territory and calling on Benjamin Netanyahu's government to end Jewish settlement construction in East Jerusalem.How many crazy things can one person say in just a few paragraphs??? Doesn't he realize that Israel has closed the border to Gaza because Hamas won't recognize any previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements??? Empowers extremists??? Isn't all of Hamas extremist?
Amid renewed calls from the United States to ease the blockade of Gaza, the secretary general urged Israel to act both out of compassion and in response to its own security needs.
"I have repeatedly made it quite clear to Israel's leaders that the Israeli policy of closure if not sustainable and that it is wrong," he said. "It causes unacceptable sufferings to the people and population."
"The policy is also counter-productive. It prevents legitimate commerce and encourages smuggling. It undercuts moderates and empowers extremists."