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Why Is Jordan Keeping Out Palestinian Refugees?

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:40 PM
Those who think Israel treats the 'Palestinians' badly .. you should see how the 'palestinians' Muslim neighbors treat them. Again .. something the main stream media doesn't tell you. And something the United Nations doesn't discuss. etc etc

Why is Jordan Keeping Out Palestinian Refugees?

More than 1,000 Palestinians who fled from the violence in Syria and were hoping to find temporary shelter in Jordan, have been stranded along the border between Syria and Jordan for the past few weeks. The Jordanian authorities have been refusing to allow them into the kingdom.

The Jordanian authorities have set up a makeshift refugee camp along the border with Syria, where the Palestinians are being held in tents, with poor sanitary conditions.

Jordan's treatment of Palestinian refugees is not uncommon for an Arab country. Lebanon and Egypt have also refused to grant asylum to the fleeing Palestinians. This is also not the first time that an Arab country keeps Palestinians waiting on the border. In the past, Palestinians have also been denied entry into Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya..

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:52 PM
Jordan has a long standing tradition to stay out of regional politics and not takes sides.

Its a very different sort of country than any of the others in the middle east. They practice peace and goodwill with all.

They cant take refugees or they are taking sides in the conflict.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 01:11 PM
reply to post by Shadowalker

Well, isn't that convenient.
Good way of saving themselves some money too. Don't have to spend it on refugees.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 01:42 PM
Why, because that was the plan all along. Right before and as soon as Isreal was declared a state in 1948, the Arab countries rushed thousands of Arabs into Isreal and especially the West Bank. When it became isreali territory (or was lost to Isreal in the case of the West Bank in 67') the people were given the option to become Isreali citizens (there is a fair number of Arab and Muslim Isreali's) or to leave. Of course then Jordan, Syria, Saudi, Iraq, etc; all closed their borders, creating a "Palestinian Problem".with all the current refugee areas. This situation, as bad as it is, is not Isreali's fault (by the way, I am not necessarily defending all of the IDF's actions dealing with it), the Arab's created the problem 50 years ago in order to be a thorn in Isreal's side.

"Palastine" is a Romanization of the name "Philistine", the Hebrews traditional ancient enemy. This was done to anger and humiliate the the Hebrews during Roman occupation during the time of Christ. The Philistines themselves have passed from history. Today's "Palastinians" are a bunch of misplaced Arabs.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by SrWingCommander

That was nice of "Israel" to allow thousands of Arabs in there. I wonder if they would be nice enough to do it again? fat chance, right?

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 01:56 PM
Why, to create a fake humanitarian crisis, of course!

From the wikipedia entry under Palestinian refugees:

Palestinians who moved from the West Bank (whether refugees or not) to Jordan, are issued yellow ID cards to distinguish them from the Palestinians of the "official 10 refugee camps" in Jordan. Since 1988, thousands of those yellow-ID card Palestinians had their Jordanian citizenship revoked in order to prevent the possibility that they might become permanent residents of the country. Jordan's Interior Minister Nayef al-Kadi said

"Our goal is to prevent Israel from emptying the Palestinian territories of their original inhabitants," the minister explained, confirming that the kingdom had begun revoking the citizenship of Palestinians. "We should be thanked for taking this measure," he said. "We are fulfilling our national duty because Israel wants to expel the Palestinians from their homeland."[32]

No need for pressure on Israel if all the "refugees" are absorbed into the countries of their so-called "brothers".

So yeah, pretty sad. In places like Lebanon, Palestinians are treated as third class citizens. They are barred from many jobs and even jews are treated better. Its laughable that the arabs want to help these people. Palestinians in Gaza are treated better, with the one exception of freedom of movement.

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 02:16 PM
The reason is simple: To show that Israel is the bad guy, to openly show everyone that Israel is the cause of this misery and also so that the Palestinians do not flee to become refugees and live a better life than in occupied Gaza. I hope you get me. (That's what my history teacher told me, here in Germany).
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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 03:14 PM

Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by Shadowalker

Well, isn't that convenient.
Good way of saving themselves some money too. Don't have to spend it on refugees.

No not at all. If you had been to Jordan in the past you would understand it is completely different than the other places there. They provided camps and the very minimum to keep people alive but they cant welcome them. Jordan supplied that aid, and they are staying on the border. Just not allowed in as refugees.

Jordan is like the islamic switzerland. They dont get involved.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Holy hell none of these people know their Middle East history!

Ever hear of "Black September"?

Sometimes called "The Era of Regrettable Events"

In 1970 Israel having won the six days war just 3 years earlier there was a large number of Palestinians that were dislocated across the Middle East. In Jordan the PLO lost every fight they came across with Israel, so they turned instead to their host. The PLO created an uprising in 1970 against the Jordanian Monarchy King Hussein of Jordan.
Between 1970 and 1971 the Armed Forces of Jordan crushed a Palestinian militant uprising. They tried to assassinate the King, they hijacked planes, they set up checkpoints all over the country to harass Jordanian citizens. Eventually the King declared Martial Law in 1970, and blitz them all across the country with armored attacks.. by 1971 somewhere between 25-75,000 Palestinians were dead across Jordan.

Because of the Palestinian Massacre it lead to Syria to declare war on Jordan, and begin invading in September of 1970 (Black September)..

Which lead to the famous standoff by USSR forces in Syria standing off with American forces.. both nations had their navies size each other up, our forces put on standby all through September.

As you can see.. Jordan has a bad, bad, bad history with Palestinians. The Royal Family has no love for them.. and the people remember the political mess that almost led to their entire destruction. It also led to the creation of the terrorist group Black September which made habit of assassinating Jordanian political figures.

The ironic thing is that before Israel existed much of the land was Jordanian .. and before the Six Day War Jordan controlled East Jerusalem .. there never was a "Palestinian" people.. it's just a name for the people displaced by the creation of Israel (who refused citizenship) .. it was really Jordanians killing Jordanians. Either way you look at it .... Jordan, like most Arab countries .... hate Palestinians. Lebanon for instance backs them.. until they cause problems, then they raid their communities. Egypt says they back them.. until they need help, then they close the border and shoot anyone who tries to cross. The big power players like Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabi fund them as a proxy. But Jordan has a special dislike for them because of their history.

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