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For Caryl and trans-parere

Reader comment on item: Israel's Predicament at 60: World's worst neighbourhood
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Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 19, 2008 at 09:05

Even the so-called "original refugees", significant proportion of them were not native to Holy Land but migrants from elsewhere invited by Mufti Husseini to "counteract" British-allowed Jewish immigration (plus some "anchor-children").

Even accepting UN's original 7.26 lakh refugee estimate: take out the "invalid" ones above, and this figure actually reduces to 4.5 lakhs. With attrition of 60 years, one would expect a figure of maybe 1.4 lakhs (the 2 lakhs is again a total of all including "invalids") remaining--but the number of "refugees" actually increased due to the rather absurd definition used specifically for (the grossly misnamed) "Palestinians".

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