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A Look at a Palestinain Refugee Camp That the Media Wont Share

Updated: Jul 19, 2019

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150 years ago Judea (renamed Palestine by 4th Century Roman Emperor Hadrian) was a desert wasteland with Jews and Christians living in villages throughout the land (British census reports show there were only 500 people in Gaza for example and none were Arabs). Arab populations were very small since most lived in their own home countries.

Documents show that immigrants came to the Land of Israel from all over the Arab world during the British Mandate in order to find employment in the cities and on the farms the Jews had purchased and built. These immigrants still have names such as "Al Hurani (from Huran in southern Syria)", "Al Tzurani (from Tyre in Southern Lebanon)", "Al Zrakawi (from Mazraka in Jordan)," "Al Maztri (the Egyptian)" . They accounted for less than 20% of the people in the British census.-Dr. Mordechai Keder

“Before the Balfour Promise, when the Ottoman rule [1517-1917] ended, Palestine’s political borders as we know them today did not exist, and there was nothing called a Palestinian people with a political identity as we know today”, Arab historian Abd Al-Ghani admitted on official Palestinian Authority Television.

Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad speaking on Al-Hekma TV said in March 2012: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians…”

The League of Nations, now The United Nations, gave this desert land back to the Jewish people who have a history embedded in the earth that spans over 3000yrs. Arab immigrants were the majority of the labor force that were paid to work and they settled on Jewish lands. It is also a known fact that many of the Arabs who were living here sold their land to the Jewish people who were returning to their ancestral homeland.

Give me the name of one Palestinian King in history? Show me one Palestinian artifact from centuries ago or even the past two centuries, or even 72 years ago when the name "Palestinian" became an ethnic group. Even the word is derived from Philistine which in ancient Hebrew means "Invader" Their language, culture, and traditions are indistinguishable from other Arabs.

In 537AD Emperor Justinian had a census taken in response to the looming threat of an invasion of "Palestine". The Byzantine historian Procopius of Caesarea recorded the names of the people groups who were living in the Holy Land. Included in the count are Jews, Samaritans, Arminians, and Europeans. Interestingly enough there is no mention of Arabs, Turks, Nabateans or Palestinians.

The fact is they are the ones living on Judean land because many of their home Arab countries do not want them back and their countries have made public statements about this that you won't hear in U.S. media but its loud and clear in the Middle East. Egypt has kept its borders shut down to the people of Gaza for 11 years. According to their own government policy, Egypt will continue to keep their border closed for Gaza's until Hamas is no longer in power.

"There is an anomaly of the Palestinian Authority and UNWRA maintaining "refugee" camps in the middle of the territory that they govern with full civil and security administration. How can there possibly be Palestinian refugees who live under the governance of Palestinians?" - Barry Shaw​ - The View from Israel

Many Arab countries despise Palestinians and subject them to apartheid laws and strict security measures that deny them most basic rights.

Where is the outcry for over 2 million Arab Palestinians living stateless, without benefits or access to good jobs and living conditions in Jordan? Jordan won't even give them citizenship yet we hear nothing about the Palestinian plight they are going through or the squalid refugee camps they are living in. Recent reports show that 46% of Arab Palestinians in these refugee camps are now living below the poverty line surviving on a dollar a day.

Money that should be going to help the Arab Palestinian people is being diverted into projects that fuel and implement terrorism. For example, It costs $3,000,000 to build one terror tunnel into Israel. Recently IDF forces destroyed 5 terror tunnels which brings the grand total of $15,000,000 wasted. What should have been used to build housing, hospitals, schools, infrastructure, and better living conditions is pulverized. Can you imagine how big of an impact that much money could make if it had been used to help their own people?

Where is the outcry?



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