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What of the Falastin Arabs?

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Submitted by Kepha (United States), Jun 3, 2022 at 18:56

Has Saudi Arabia naturalized even the Muslim descendants of the Falastin Arabs who lost their homes in An-Nakhba? Or, are they stateless down to the third, fourth, and even fifth generation? I know there are "Palestinians" working in SA.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Great point. Best I know, the Saudi government, like most other Arab governments, treats the Palestinians as temporary residents, expecting them to move to the lands Israel controls after Israel is no more.

That his is becoming anachronistic does not mean decades-old regulations are changing.

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