Occupation of Palestine Continues to Fuel Conflict in Middle Eastby Mina Al-Oraibi
The Arab world is aflame with war, and most Arab countries struggle with sectarianism and authoritarianism. As a result, the Israeli occupation of Palestine often gets lost against the backdrop of these pressing issues. Arab officials themselves often sidestep the issue of the occupation to promote their individual countries’ interests. And Western officials will use these competing concerns as an excuse to ignore the continued occupation. In some countries, Yet the Palestinian question remains at the heart of any effort to resolve many of the Middle East’s challenges. Unless the international community resolves the question of Palestinian statehood, many of the other problems for states in the region will continue to fester.
Many of the problems in the Middle East today either originated with the occupation of Palestine or have existed in paralleled with it such as a lack of respect for international laws, the violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, the rise of extremist non-state actors, and the failure to tackle refugee issues and demographic changes.http://lobelog.com/occupation-of-palestine-continues-to-fuel-conflict-in-middle-east/#more-35823