So I’m reading an article in the Daily Star of Lebanon. What, did you let your subscription lapse again? It was an update on the Palestinian statehood saga. The article was centered around the Palestine Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdullah Abdullah, describing how their now famous refugees will not be citizens of the proposed state of Palestine.
What a great name; Abdullah Abdullah. I wonder if Madonna’s last name is Madonna & she just dropped it.
Anyway, my first reaction was disbelief. After all this pushing & posturing to achieve the dream state, they wouldn’t allow their own people to become citizens?
The article explains; The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian state, an issue that has been much discussed. “They are Palestinians, that’s their identity,” he says. “But … they are not automatically citizens.” This would not only apply to refugees in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Jordan or the other 132 countries where Abdullah says Palestinians reside. Abdullah said that “even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.” Abdullah said that the new Palestinian state would “absolutely not” be issuing Palestinian passports to refugees.
My second thought was, how is this not front page news worldwide? What the heck is going on here? This nonsense has been going on for decades. How many have died in this conflict? Now no one finds this newsworthy?
So I read on. The light bulb went on when I read; “Neither this definitional status nor U.N. statehood”, Abdullah says, “would affect the eventual return of refugees to Palestine. How the issue of the right of return will be solved I don’t know, it’s too early [to say], but it is a sacred right that has to be dealt with and solved [with] the acceptance of all.” He says statehood “will never affect the right of return for Palestinian refugees.”
There it is. It’s like connect the dots. Maybe Palestinian citizenship would hinder the Right of Return. Abdullah knows or at least suspects if the refugees become Palestinian citizens, they give up their right of return to Israel.
What I and others who have followed this have always known, this is the end game for the radicals running this whole thing. It has been going on since 1948. The Moslems had a chance to save their Palestinian brethren back then but chose to try to wipe out Israel instead. The supposed movements leaders probably find refugees, rather than citizens, a more useful tool in realizing its ultimate goal of destroying Israel, as they can then demand refugees be resettled in Israel (as opposed to their own prospective territories), thereby creating a disproportionate and destructive demographic for the Jewish state.
They may have finally figured out they can’t defeat Israel militarily, so they’ll flood the country with refugees & bring it down economically.