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Originally posted by dontreally
The idea of 'right of return', which entitles the descendants of palestinian refugees a 'right' to the lands they left in 1948, is essentially all we need to know about the PA and the Arabs in general. If they wanted to live in peace with Israel they wouldn't make this demand; if the international community, the UN in particular, really cared to defend Israels right to exist, they wouldn't legitimate this demand by acknowledging it. If these now 4.1 million Palestinians, today living comfortably in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and elsewhere, were to "return" to a country their grandparents once lived in (effectively butchering the official definition of refugee) Israel as a Jewish country would be destroyed.
GAZA, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian refugee Abdel Majid al- Mabhouh, 81, does not understand the ongoing complexities in politics, but only keeps in mind his right to return to his house and his village that he was forced to leave during the 1948 Arab- Israeli war with his family.
Al-Mabhouh, his parents and six brothers had been forced to leave their village Beit Tima, north of the Gaza Strip, during the war. They then lived temporarily under tough circumstances in a house of a relative in Gaza, and then they all moved to live in Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip.
Jabalia is one of dozens of refugee camps established by the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNWA) in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The Palestinians marked on Wednesday the 12th anniversary of UNRWA's approval of the International Day of Refugees.
Originally posted by illusive man
yet Jews who have no links to the land of Israel apart from their religious point
have the right of return even so their family haven't been there for centuries/thousand years?
same can be sad about the Jews who live in the US, UK, Europe and so on
heck people who had their parents /grandparents prosecuted by Nazis are still being given money and return of stolen property and assets
i find it funny how its one thing for one group and a middle finger to the next groupedit on 20-6-2012 by illusive man because: (no reason given)