Abu Bluff asks the wrong party to allow Syrians to cross border
Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf said that his faction was prepared to receive the Palestinian refugees if Israel allows them to enter the West Bank.
“This is a sacred right and an urgent humanitarian case,” Assaf said. He was speaking during a sit-in strike in Ramallah in solidarity with the Palestinians of Syria.
He said that 90 percent of the camp’s residents have fled their homes in the past few days because of the fighting.
PLO leaders in the West Bank have accused the Syrian authorities of perpetrating massacres against the Palestinians.
The leaders accused the PFLP-GC, which is headed by Ahmed Jibril, of “selling itself to the devil” by directing its weapons against fellow Palestinians.
Jibril denied that he and his family had fled to Lebanon or Iran.
He told reporters that some 400 militiamen belonging to the Syrian opposition were now in control of the Yarmouk camp. He said that he instructed his followers to withdraw from the camp to avoid further bloodshed.
Jibril reiterated his support for the Syrian government, which, he added, is facing a “conspiracy to topple the regime.”
On Wednesday, another 60 Palestinian families from the Yarmouk camp crossed the border into Lebanon to escape the fighting.
More than 2,000 Palestinians have fled from Syria to Lebanon since the beginning of the week.They have no 'sacred right' to be in Israel. They have lived in Syria for four generations. Whether they ought to be admitted as a 'humanitarian gesture' is a separate issue, but they seem to be doing just fine in Lebanon. And if they want to come here, they have to ask, not demand. They have no more right to be here any more than I have a right to come to whoever is now living in my old house in New Jersey and demand that it be returned to me.
Sorry to be so harsh, but what's going on in Syria cannot be used as a way for 'Palestinians' to find their way into Israel.