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What happened to the story about how Egypt mistreated the Palestinian Arabs in Gaza?

Reader comment on item: Give Gaza to Egypt

Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Mar 19, 2008 at 10:38

"Gaza's contemporary history began in 1948, when Egyptian forces overran the British-controlled area and Cairo sponsored the nominal "All-Palestine Government" while de facto ruling the territory as a protectorate. That arrangement ended in 1967, when the Israeli leadership defensively took control of Gaza, reluctantly inheriting a densely populated, poor, and hostile territory."

The Palestinian refugees now in Gaza were forced there in 1948, at the start of the war of annihilation against the Jews of Israel, NOT by Israel, but by EGYPT. For the next 20 years, EGYPT kept them in Gaza, at gunpoint, never giving them Egyptian citizenships or passports, and they were shot -- YES, SHOT -- if they tried to leave. Yasir Arafat, himself, personally documented these facts in his authorized biography by Alan Hart, Arafat: Terrorist or Peace Maker?

To the North, Palestinian Arabs were told to leave by the Syrian Army and seek safe haven in Lebanon. Although not treated as cruelly, Palestinian Arabs were also forced to live in camps. They were prevented from working in 70 professions, not granted citizenship, and not allowed to travel. Although Jordan -- which is 75 percent Palestinian Arab -- was the only Arab state to grant them citizenship, they also did nothing to provide permanent housing for them.

Israel signed separate peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan and they had every legal right to annex both Gaza and the West Bank., which they could have done, and should have done, but chose not to do so as a way to encourage the other six Arab states who had declared, not one, but two wars of extermination against Israel, to likewise sign peace treaties.

To this date. these Arab States, along with the Palestinian Authority, have rejected every, single peace treaty offered them from the first one in 1948, to the last one in 2000, and because of their intransigence, they are still, de jure and de facto, at war with Israel.

Not only are the Arab states still at war with Israel, so are these, so-called NGO's illegally given nation status by the UN, such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

As long as these belligerents refuse to make peace with Israel, their "so-called Palestinian brothers" who fled Israel in 1948, and are still alive, have NO LEGAL RIGHT TO RETURN to Israel.

But, this "right of return" is a sham, as even the enemies of Israel admit, such as what Sakher Habash said. According to Habash, a Senior member of Fatah, President's Abbas' party:

"To us, the refugee issue is the winning card which means the end if the Israeli state."


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