*) Saudi Arabia did not use unemployed Palestinian refugees to alleviate its labour shortage in the 1970s and early 1980s. Gave them to South Koreans and other Asians.
*) Kuwait, during the Gulf War, employed large numbers of Palestinians but denied them citizenship. Expelled 300,000 of them.
- Palestinian refugees in Lebanon didn't/don’t have social and civil rights and have very little access to public health or education facilities. They are ‘prohibited by law from working in more than 70 trades and professions’.
‘It is shameful that the Arab governments should prevent the Arab refugees from working in countries and shut the doors in their faces and imprison them in camps.’ - Musa Alami
- from 1985-88, Amal Shiite militiamen, allied with Syria, killed hundreds of Palestinian civilians in refugee camps. -
*) More Palestinians were killed by Palestinians in 1990 than were killed by Israeli soldiers.
- In 1991, 238 Palestinians (up from 156) died. More than triple the number who had died by Israelis. 1992 - 2000 Palestinians dead by fellows. More than double as killed by Israelis ‘including beheading, mutilation, cutting off ears and limbs and pouring acid on the victim’s face’ .
A Christian aside
Jerusalem - Under Jordan, Christians declined from 25,000 in 1949 to less than 13,000 in Jun 1967.
- 1955-1964 passed laws imposing strict government controls on Christians schools, restrictions on opening new schools, requirement for the Koran to be taught. In 1953 and 1965 laws abrogating the right of Christian religious and charitable institutions to acquire real estate in Jerusalem. 58 Jerusalem synagogues were ‘ravaged’.
*) ‘Since 1948 Arab leaders... have used the Palestine people for selfish political purposes. This is... criminal.’ - King Hussein
*)... above and beyond all this is the Sunni/Shia carnage in Iraq, which Muslims, as usual, blame on the West or specifically the US. Yes, that's right. The fact that Sunni Muslims have theological and political problems with Shia Muslims is the US's fault! Then's there's also inter-Muslim death in Afghanistan, the Sudan and virtually every place there are Muslims to fight amongst themselves.