If Hamas and the PLO would like to borrow a cup of sugar or a peacekeeping force, when they revert back to shooting at each other, the UN will be happy to help them out.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is really thrilled that Hamas and the PLO have gotten together again, moved into a new place and begun launching celebratory rockets from the roof.
The United Nations on Tuesday welcomed the new Palestinian unity government and said it was ready to lend its full support in efforts to reunite the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, a spokesman said. The announcement followed statements by the US and the EU Monday that they would recognize the new leadership in Ramallah, much to Israel’s chagrin
The spokesman for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made the remarks after UN special envoy Robert Serry held talks with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
“The United Nations has long underscored the need for progress towards Palestinian unity,” Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
“The United Nations stands ready to lend its full support to the newly formed government in its effort to reunite the West Bank and Gaza… under one legitimate Palestinian authority,” he added.
That’s great because finally bringing together Gaza and the West Bank under one authority makes the peace process 12% less ridiculous since before Israel was negotiating with only half of the unelected representatives of the Arabs in ’67 Israel.
But it also makes the peace process 45%x10 more ridiculous because Hamas won’t recognize Israel.
The UN however will cheerfully pitch in to help Hamas. Because it’s the UN.