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Palestinian Refugees

Reader comment on item: [UNRWA:] The Refugee Curse

Submitted by Stan Alekman (United States), Jan 4, 2005 at 14:59

Let us not forget, too, that some 181,000 Arabs who were displaced or who left Israel before or during the War of Independence were allowed to return to Israel over the years as family reunification.

It would be interesting for someone to write a factual article about the Jews throughout Palestine who had to leave their homes and businesses for Israel during the War of Independence. While the Treaty of San Remo gave them rights to live anywhere in Palestine, the Arabs drove them to Israel. How many Jews were in this group? Why is this not publicized?
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