Sunday, October 31, 2010

(NEWS) NY UNRWA: Time for Arab Nations To Absorb 'Refugees'

"The outgoing director of the New York office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has angered Jordan after stating it is time for Arab nations to absorb their brethren who are 'refugees' from the 1948 war.

Andrew Whitley stated that Palestinian refugees must not live in the illusion of achieving the 'right to return' and that the Arab countries must search for a place for them in their lands to resettle there.

When UNRWA began its operations providing aid and services to the Arabs living in Israel in 1949, there were approximately 700,000 who qualified as 'refugees.' Today, according to the latest statistics, that number has ballooned to nearly five million."

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