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.

Pop over to Gatestone to read the rest of the report. Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur one of my daily reads for news sites!


7 responses to “Lebanon calls for border to be closed to bar Syrians of Palestinian origin fleeing out of Syria”

  1. Lynne says :

    But where are the constant shrill condemnations from the corrupt media in the EU and the US? You know, the same kind of coverage that Israel gets when a few people are (truly unfortunately) harmed in military operations against Hamas aggression? Most of the world’s leaders and the corrupt media is entirely hypocritical. I care much more about the real concerns of the Palestinian people, their well-being and their futures; these media sources and the world’s leaders just use them politically and do not care about them at all.

  2. Mike says :

    I’ll pose the question I always pose in situations like this. If somebody dies in the Middle East and a Jew didn’t kill him or her, is that person really dead?

  3. Sylvia says :

    Many of these -mostly Muslim – Levantine Arab persons who have been and are being called ‘Palestinians’ by Syria and by Lebanon would, I suspect, if their antecedents were thoroughly and dispassionately investigated, turn out to be in fact people with deep ancestry and continuing extensive kin connections in either (or both) Syria and Lebanon; people who came to be called ‘Palestinian’ merely because some of their forebears – originally Syrian or Lebanese Arabs, mostly Muslim but some Christian – migrated from what is now Syria, or from what is now Lebanon, into what would become Israel, during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire (1880s-1914) or later on during the period of the British Mandate (1919-1947).

    • Lynne says :

      Sylvia, I agree. There was no much to attract people to the area, which has now been amazingly changed by the arrival of the Jewish people.

  4. 300 yrs in America says :

    Sorry for not commenting in a while but my mother passed a couple of weeks ago. Mike hit the nail on the head. And it is true the land of Yisrael will NEVER bloom or flourish unless the children of Yacov are there. They have fulfilled @ least 25 prophecies upon their return. The land laid waste for almost 2000yrs and now it flourishes.even the area by the Dead Sea is blooming. Only the rightful heirs could be blessed so much.We bought a product made from the salts of the Dead Sea that is amazing it cleans the skin so well it tingles. As i have always said THE LAND BELONGS TO THE CHILDREN OF YACOV.

    • Lynne says :

      Dear 300 Years in America, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, and my heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. I hope that the wonderful memories that you have of your mom will be a comfort to you. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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