The Guardian’s ‘correction’ on refugees needs correcting
UNRWA what about the 800,000+ Jews kicked outArab countries. Being Sephardim they also had a high birth Rate & children, grandchildren, and great grand children . There will need to be a quid pro quo and It is very ls very likely to be a net-zero sum game.
A June 21st edition of the Guardian’s Corrections and Clarifications included the following entry.
To clarify their clarification:
The overwhelming majority of the 5.1 million “refugees” who come under the mandate of UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) are – as we’ve noted previously – not in fact refugees.
According to UNRWA, ‘Palestinian refugees‘ are defined as “persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948, and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict.”
The number of Palestinian refugees from the ’48 war who are still alive – out of the initial 711,000 or so – is estimated to be roughly 30,000. However, due to UNRWA’s expansive definition of who qualifies for “refugee” benefits – which includes the children, grandchildren, and even…
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