Abbas asks UN’s chief to take bold first step and flood Israel with foreign Arabs by suggesting Syrian Palestinian “refugees” move to the PA.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is asking the UN to take the first step towards flooding Israel with foreign Arabs by suggesting Syrian “refugees” move to the PA.
Abbas’ request to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, was reported by the official Palestinian Authority website Wednesday.
His latest diplomatic ploy could place Israel again in the role of “bad man.” Abbas asked Ban “to help the Palestinian refugees in Syria, who are suffering from the bloody conflict there, to return to live in the Palestinian Territory.”
The PA’s WAFA website said that there are 450,000 “Palestinian refugees” in Syria in 10 villages. The largest is Yarmouk, where Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces attacked in the past week and killed more than two dozen people. Like other “refugee camps,” terrorists have established a powerful position in Yarmouk.
If Israel were to balk at allowing them to cross from Syria, the international community would likely accuse the government of being cold-hearted.
Abbas’ actual intentions more likely are using the Syrian Arab refugees as a the first wedge in long-standing demand that more than 5 million foreign Arabs be allowed into all of Israel and not just in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.
The Arabs in question are descendants of approximately 750,000 who fled Israel or were forced to leave during wars in which Jordan and Arab neighbors promised the Arabs they would be able to return to Israel in a short period of time after the anticipated annihilation of the Jewish state.
The United Nations does not designate any second generation as a “refugee” except for the Arabs. In all other cases, those who flee their home countries are classified as refugees, but their children and future generations are considered citizens of the countries where they live.
The special distinction for Arab “refugees” leaves on the diplomatic table a time bomb. Virtually all sectors of Israeli society, including most leftists, oppose opening the gates to immigration of foreign Arabs, which would end Israel as a Jewish state regardless of whether the Palestinian Authority can establish itself as an independent country.
The foreign countries hosting the Arab descendants have refused to grant them citizenship, except for a small number, provoking a situation of poverty and inequality that has provided a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists.
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