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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Libya to deport 'Palestinians'

The Libyan newspaper al-Jamahiriya reported this week that Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi may deport the 'Palestinian refugees' who have lived in his country for sixty years in order to thwart what he believes is an Arab League effort to concede the 'refugees' right of return' to what is now Israel. Gaddafi also plans to boycott the Arab League summit in Riyadh at the end of the month.

'Palestinian' Minister for 'Refugee' Affairs Atef Adouan, told London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi this week that the 'Palestinians' are worried about Libya's statements.
"We hope that the Libyan leadership act wisely and with patience. Deporting the Palestinians from Libya would cause greater suffering to the Palestinian refugees," he said, adding that his 'government' is negotiating the matter with Libya.

Spokesman for the Fatah faction in the PA parliament, MP Jamal al-Tirawi, said that "deporting the Palestinians living in Libya would transfer them from one exile to another, because Israel will not allow them to enter (Gaza). I hope Colonel Gaddafi changes his mind."
God forbid that any Arab country should actually allow 'Palestinians' to live permanently among them.


At 4:28 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Well, it's not like this is anything particularly different in the treatment of palestinians by Arab countries. Jordan, for example, will grant citizeship to almost any Arab nationality except palestinian "refugees."

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

True, but Jordan doesn't actively deport them.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Good point. But that's only because 75% to 80% of Jordanian citizens (including their queen) are palestinian.

Even an autocratic monarchy has to listen to those kind of numbers.


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