Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arab league wants no-fly zone over Israel to protect Gaza, similar to the one in Libya -- this could get interesting

The “no-fly” zone in Libya set a precedent for possible action in Syria, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, but instead, the Arab League has targeted Israel.

The Arab group, which includes the Palestinian Authority as a full member, has called on the United Nations to send airplanes from foreign countries to keep Israel from retaliating for terrorist attacks from Gaza.

The League called Israel’s actions "brutal,” but the Israeli government told Reuters, "If the Arab League wants a no-fly zone in Gaza is it also talking about ground-to-ground missiles that are fired from Gaza on Israeli cities? About missiles fired at school buses? About mortar shells fired at farms?”

When the United Nations Security Council imposed the no-fly zone on Libya, at the behest of the United States, Britain and France, several bloggers immediately commented that the same policy could be demanded of Israel by the mostly pro-Arab Council. (read more)