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Monday, January 9, 2012

Apartheid Practiced by Arab States Against Palestinian Arabs

Nadene Goldfoot
Some 300,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon in UNRWA camps.  They are there because their country wanted to keep them in this predicament in a chess game against Israel.  They've been there for over 60 years.  They live as a people without any citizenship in any country.  It started in 1948 when Israel was announced statehood and Arab leaders of surrounding countries told them to leave their homes since they all were going to attack Israel.  When the dust settled these Arabs could move into Jewish homes and upgrade themselves.  The dust settled but the Jews won and so the next advice was from these same leaders; go into camps.  It's their next ammunition against Jews. 

In 1959 the Arab League made a resolution of this to keep them in camps and how they were to be treated.  They realize too late that they have no rights, no citizenship, no chance for jobs.  They're on the dole from  UNRWA.  Their numbers have grown immensely though they can't get health insurance such as citizens in Lebanon have.  In 1950 there were 914,000 displaced persons.  By 2009 the number was 4.6 million.  There are 59 such camps found in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Judea and Samaria and even in Gaza, all run by UNWRA.   

This is the same story in how they are being treated in Syria and Egypt.  Those Palestinian Arabs that did not flee at the onset of the 1948 war but stayed are enjoying a democratic life as Israeli citizens.  There are 1.4 million of them.  In this group one finds Christian Arabs as well as Bedouins. 

Occasionally one hears about traitors against Israel who are working with Hamas, but not often.  One such group I've heard about in Portland has been the DAM hip-hop trio who came here singing about how bad Israel was.  Perhaps they'd like to trade places with the people on the video below living in a camp in Lebanon.  It was Qatar who sponsored an Arabic teacher who was the one who brought this group into Lincoln High for a little brain-washing.  Their repertoire did not include a lot of English sung songs; and Arabic wasn't understood, but some students left saying how they hated Israel after listening to them. 

"The UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) defines a Palestine refugee as:   "Palestine refugees are persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War."  They neglected to be specific about how they came to lose their homes and that Jews had begged them to not leave.  It's quite a lesson for the greedy.  By coveting what belonged to their Jewish neighbors, they lost their own homes forever, for the people in the camps are most likely the descendants of the original population that left.  How long is going to go on? 

Many of the people living in Qatar are not native to the tiny state.  They have brought in many workers from surrounding states.  Wouldn't they like to take in some of these Arab Palestinians and let them become Qataris? 

It isn't Israel that is practicing Apartheid like the enemies of Israel keep telling people.  It's they themselves that do it on purpose to hold against Israel's head as something to complain about.  As PT Barnam always said, "There's a sucker born every minute," and only anti-Semitic suckers would believe such a thing in the first place. 

Resource: from Stand With Us:'s_a_sucker_born_every_minute

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