Thursday, September 15, 2011

Palestinian Ambassador: "Refugees Will Not Be Considered Citizens of the New Palestinian State"

Will the refugees who live in Nah al-Bared, which was almost completely
destroyed by fighting in 2007 between Lebanese Army and Islamist militants,
have to bide their time for the implementation of the Right of Return?


From the Elder of Ziyon today we learn that Palestinian Arab "refugees" wouldn't be citizens of "Palestine" - even if they live there!

Yes, that's right. The Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon, Abdullah Abdullah, said in an interview with the Lebanon Daily Star that, “They are Palestinians, that’s their identity. But … they are not automatically citizens.”

And: “...even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.”

And: “The state is the 1967 borders, but the refugees are not only from the 1967 borders. The refugees are from all over Palestine. When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict. This is not a solution to the conflict. This is only a new framework that will change the rules of the game.”

Confusing, isn't it? Is there a con being played here? Read the Elder's full post as well as the Daily Star interview and see if you can explain it to me.

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