Lebanon calls for border to be closed to bar Syrians of Palestinian origin fleeing out of Syria
Syrian forces have killed more than 800 Palestinians in attacks on the Yarmouk ‘refugee’ village, causing most of the 50,000 “Palestinians” living there to flee. Given that most of the folks living in that village are 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Syrian-born they could hardly be called refugees — until now. Now they are indeed refugees from their Syrian homeland. More than 3,000 have crossed the border into Lebanon, causing the Lebanese, who are not over-fond of the Palestinians except as political tools, to start taking steps to close the border so no more of them can come in.
As the Gatestone Institute reports
The Arab world, meanwhile, has done nothing to help the Palestinians in Syria.
The Arab League did not hold an emergency meeting to discuss what Palestinians described as “massacres” against the refugees in Yarmouk, home to some 50,000 people.
This is not the first time that Palestinians living in Arab countries find themselves caught in conflicts between rival parties. Those who meddle in the internal affairs of Arab countries should not be surprised when bombs start falling on their homes.
The Palestinians have a long history of involving themselves in the internal affairs of Arab countries and later complaining when they fall victim to violence. They complain they are being killed but not saying why they keep getting into trouble.
Palestinians are not always innocent victims. They bring tragedy on themselves and then want to blame everyone else but themselves.
In Syria, a Palestinian terrorist group called Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, which is headed by Ahmed Jibril, had been helping the Syrian regime in its attempts to suppress the opposition. Jibril’s terrorists are reported to have kidnapped, tortured and murdered hundreds of anti-regime Syrians over the past two years.
The last time an Arab army bombed a Palestinian refugee camp was in Lebanon. In 2007, the Lebanese army destroyed most of the Nahr al-Bared camp after another terrorist group, Fatah al-Islam set up bases there and attacked army checkpoints, killing several soldiers.
In the 70s and 80s, Palestinians played a major role in the Lebanon civil war, which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 people.