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Hamas, PA Leaders Refuse to Assist Suffering Syrian Brethren
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 01/08/2013 12:14:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Palestinian leaders, who court international sympathy by portraying their people as displaced victims of Israel, are refusing to help tens of thousands of their brethren who have been displaced from homes and refugee camps as a result of the civil war plaguing the neighboring country of Syria.

Leaders of both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have rebuffed requests by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) for assistance in stemming the humanitarian crisis in Syria, causing 150,000 Syrian citizens who claim “Palestinian” origins, to remain homeless and “facing freezing temperatures, missiles, bombs and food shortages,” as Paul Alster of Fox News reports.

“[The UNRWA is] the only one taking care of the refugees in Syria, but that’s not just now," Dr. Benedetta Berti, an international policy and security consultant and expert on Middle East affairs, told "The Palestinians have always deferred to the international community to provide for them (the refugees) so this is just business as usual."

Hamas Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh believes that seeking refuge for Palestinians trapped in Syria could undermine his argument for a “Palestinian right of return” to what they deem “occupied Palestine,” or, more accurately, the Jewish homeland in the State of Israel. The same rationale appears be one of the contributing factors to a similar lack of action from Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; pa; refugees; syria; waronterror
Arguments. Yes. Much more important than people. What a beacon of humane liberalism the putative Palestinian state promises to become./sarc
1 posted on 01/08/2013 12:15:05 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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The south Syrians, victims of the real Nakba in the 1920s, won't help the north Syrians when they're in trouble. No real surprise. They're valuable cannon fodder. When they end up in refugee camps, they're become palestinians.

2 posted on 01/08/2013 4:11:35 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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