Puritan Board Professor
Yep they were calculated decisions, and I think they made that so as to not give Israel and the U.N a free pass by assimilating the Palestinians into their territories thereby allowing full appropriations of Palestine by the Jewish state. And the refugees willingly agreed to accepting refugee status seeing that their hope is to return to their homeland.Originally posted by fredtgreco
This is exceedingly complex. You do realize that the "refugee camps" are the result of calculated decisions by the Arab dictatorships (yep, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan) as a way to avoid peace, don't you?
Considering the refusal of Arafat to sign the 1998 Clinton Peace Treaty, I think the issue of contention was the Right of Return of the Refugees. When I fully grasped this I realized that these refugees were living in Israel proper, and they are being refused to acquire the land that has been with them for generations, of which many of them are still alive in Syria, Jordan etc.