Skip to comments.'Jordan Rejecting Palestinian Refugees from Syria'
Posted on 07/05/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
HRW report finds that Jordan has been singling out Syrians of Palestinian origin, sending them to holding facilities.
Jordanian authorities have been turning away Syrian refugees of Palestinian heritage or threatening to deport those who have arrived in Jordan from Syria over the past year, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.
In addition, reports coming out of northern Jordan suggested a spike in the number of Syrians seeking refuge over the last few days, with more than 2,300 arriving Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera.
While locals have been trying to help those who have already crossed the border, providing them with makeshift tents and other supplies, the Jordanian authorities are struggling to get a handle on this growing crisis... a local analyst, who frequently assists HRW, told The Jerusalem Post... that many of those arriving do not have official papers or identification, either because they left their homes in a hurry or because they destroyed them while escaping from Syria.
Another problem, he pointed out, is that many Jordanians who married Syrians, including those with Palestinian backgrounds, are suddenly seeking Jordanian citizenship for spouses, and this could eventually cause a demographic problem for Jordan. The population balance between Jordanians with Palestinian heritage and those without is a contentious issue in the Hashemite Kingdom.
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Photo of Palestinian fighters after the battle with Jordan forces, taken on September 1970, Haolam Hazeh magazine, 19.09.1970
Look, just because the PLO tried to overthrow the monarchy of Jordan in 1970 is no excuse for this. What soreheads. /s
Report: Jordan biased over Palestinians from Syria
July 04, 2012
Dale Gavlak, Associated Press
Associated Press writer Jamal Halaby contributed to this report
The Palestinians have always been rejected and treated as second-class citizens all over the Middle East. That is why the claim of so much of the Islamic world that their anger toward Israel is because of mistreatment of their Palestinian brothers. Total BS. Palestinians are treated better in Israel than anywhere else in the Middle East.
No one wants those rats in their countries.
Jordan is arab palestine. The problem is, the royal family are outsiders imposed by the British. The last thing they want to do is remind people that Jordan is the arab palestinian homeland.
Exactly! After the Ottoman Empire was defeated in WW1, ALL of Palestine, including the 70% now known as Jordan, was originally supposed to be part of the Jewish National Homeland.
No matter how much Israeli land is given to the Arabs, history will forget about it and ask for more.
Jordan doesn’t want to import unhappy, divisive, restless, anti-government people that would infect Jordanians.