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Apartheid Jordan Accepts Syrian Refugees, Turns Back Syrian Palestinians at Border

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 6, 2013 @ 10:47 am In The Point | 8 Comments

The Muslim world keeps shrieking that it really cares about Palestinian Arabs. It only supports terrorism because of how deeply it cares. And as a sign of that caring, no Muslim country actually wants to take them in.

Not even Hamas in Gaza, which claims to be the legal representative of the Palestinian Arabs wants to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria.

And Jordan, the original Palestine, whose territory forms the majority of the Palestine Mandate is taking Syrian refugees, but not Syrian Palestinians.

Can you say Apartheid State?

As the civil war intensifies in Syria, more refugees are trying to escape the conflict. Some have crossed into Turkey. Others have gone to Lebanon. But the biggest refugee camp for Syrian refugees is in the neighboring Kingdom of Jordan. But not all refugees are allowed in.

Speaking in an immaculately clean tent over coffee and endless cigarettes, a 23-year-old construction worker who would only give his name as Mohamed said he left the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, where many Palestinians live, about two months ago. The place was getting violent and food was hard to find, he said.

The young man said his mother is Syrian, but his father is Palestinian. Mohamed said the Jordanians are turning people back at the border if they have ID cards that say they’re Palestinian. Lucky for him, he has a Syrian ID.

Mohamed’s uncle, he said, is a Palestinian from Damascus who has been turned away at the Jordan border five times.

With his four-year-old son in his lap, Daloul said he’s happy to be in Jordan, away from the fighting in Syria. But he says it’s also frustrating. Daloul is registered as a Palestinian refugee, even though he was born in Syria. So are his kids. But his wife is registered as Syrian. Now, she’s staying with relatives elsewhere in Jordan, while Daloul and the children live in this single room. They are not allowed to leave the camp for any length of time, he said. And his wife cannot move in with them permanently.

“It’s a difficult situation,” he said.

Daloul is 55 years old. He was born in Syria. His kids were born in Syria. If he goes back, his grandchildren will be born in Syria. But he’s not considered Syrian by the Syrian government, even though his wife is, and since his children have their father’s status, they’re also considered Palestinian. Since he’s Palestinian, none of the Muslim countries who support Palestinian terrorism want him, because

A. Those countries want to use Palestinian Arabs as a terrorist army against Israel

B. Since they were turned into a terrorist army and are led by terrorists, Palestinian populations cause trouble

There are no Palestinian refugees really. Just Syrians, Jordanians, Kuwaitis and Iraqis who are denied citizenship and statehood.


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