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UNRWA: the Greatest Obstacle to Peace by Gregg Roman (Israel Hayom via M.E. Forum)

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Feb. 7, 2018

…”Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent remarks against Zionism and the Jews’ right to self-determination make it clear that Palestinian recalcitrance is the root of the conflict. As with every other conflict in human history, this conflict will end only when the side that created it is willing to abandon its grandiose ambitions.”…

…”The United States’ definition of a refugee is similar to that of other countries. According to this accepted definition, refugee status is not passed down by inheritance and is not valid for those persons who are citizens of other countries or who live in what is supposedly their own territory. In contrast, more than 2 million Palestinian “refugees” live in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, lands they claim constitute part of their territorial homeland.

If we remove from UNRWA’s list of refugees those people who do not meet any of the three criteria, we will then come back to a more reasonable number of somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 Palestinian refugees from the 1948 War of Independence.”…

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