"None of this would be happening to Palestinians in Syria if they were allowed to return to Palestine" http://t.co/wRQXDWDCCc
— Electronic Intifada (@intifada) August 20, 2015
“None of this would be happening to Palestinians in Syria if they were allowed to return to Palestine. The world doesn’t dare to mention that.”OK, let's mention it.
In January 2013, AP reported:
Abbas said he asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon last month to seek Israeli permission to bring Palestinians caught in Syria's civil war to the Palestinian territories. The request came after fighting between Syrian troops and rebel fighters in Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. About half of the camp's 150,000 residents have fled, according to a U.N. aid agency.Abbas has bragged that he rejected Israel's offer to save hundreds of lives because of a principle that has no basis in law or logic.
Abbas told a group of Egyptian journalists in Cairo late Wednesday that Ban contacted Israel on his behalf.
Abbas said Ban was told Israel "agreed to the return of those refugees to Gaza and the West Bank, but on condition that each refugee ... sign a statement that he doesn't have the right of return (to Israel)."
"So we rejected that and said it's better they die in Syria than give up their right of return," Abbas told the group. Some of his comments were published Thursday by the Palestinian news website Sama.
Electronic Intifada doesn't dare to mention that.