Where's the condemnation from Blair? Where's the "intelligence dossier" on Israel? This is just more evidence that our government is morally bankrupt.
JERUSALEM: The Israeli army will maintain its siege of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah despite a UN resolution demanding its "immediate" halt, a senior Israeli official said.
"The United Nations can do what it wants, but Israel will continue the operation until its aims are achieved," the official said on condition of anonymity.
"Either Arafat leaves his headquarters or the terrorists holed up there hand themselves over," the official said.
Following a first Israeli-Palestinian meeting on Monday that was aimed at ending the siege Israel imposed on Thursday in retaliation for two suicide bombings, Arafat rejected Israel's demand for the names of all the people holed up with him in his battered headquarters.
With the United States abstaining, the UN Security Council voted 14-0 on Tuesday morning for a resolution demanding that Israel lift its siege of Arafat's battered headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
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