May 10, 2006 |
Nearly 250 Palestinian refugees fleeing violence and death threats in Iraq arrived in Syria on Tuesday, after most had been stranded for weeks in a desert border area because Jordan refused to admit them. The Palestinians said their community in Iraq was being targeted by armed groups -- although some said they were fleeing general instability. "Every Palestinian in Iraq is targeted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 |
In 1948, 800,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled out of fear from their homes in what is now Israel, and they never have been allowed to return. Today, these refugees and their descendants number more than 4 million. More than any other factor, the dispossession and suffering of the Palestinian refugees have fueled the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. And more than any other factor, their fate is the key to its resolution.
August 27, 1990 |
As Palestinian refugees from Kuwait and Iraq streamed westward across the Jordan River on Sunday, a senior Israeli government official promised to expedite the flow of those returning to the West Bank from the Persian Gulf crisis area. Shmuel Goren, occupied territories coordinator, paid a visit to this historic crossing place between Jordan and the West Bank and declared that Israel would "obviously help" any foreign citizens wishing to pass this way.
May 16, 2011 |
The surging tide of popular unrest in the Arab world reached Israel's borders Sunday for the first time as thousands of Palestinian refugees and fellow Arab protesters attempted to cross tightly secured frontiers from Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers opened fire on the rock-throwing demonstrators, leaving at least 12 people dead and scores wounded, officials said, at the Lebanese border village of Maroun Ras and along the Golan Heights border with Syria. The clashes took place on what Palestinians call Nakba Day, Arabic for "catastrophe," which marks Israel's 1948 founding and the displacement of 700,000 Palestinians, many of whom now live in Lebanon and Syria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1988
It is a foregone conclusion that any plebiscite for the Palestinian refugees will result in an overwhelming vote for the PLO. Therefore, the article by Kuttab becomes a fairy tale shaped for the consumption of the American public. From its inception, the PLO has ruled with relentless force and murder. The internecine warfare of this group has been most vicious and bloody. Once under the rule of the PLO, the Palestinian refugees will have little opportunity for dissent. Any demonstrations against the PLO will invite repressive force to a degree that would put the Israeli army on a level with kindergarten teachers.
June 29, 2005 |
An American was appointed to lead the U.N. agency trying to care for 4 million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said. Karen Koning Abu Zayd has been the deputy commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East since 2000.