Hamas has a conniption fit over Israeli refugee conference
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 23, 2012
We’ve previously reported that in order to set the historical record straight, Israeli leaders are promoting a conference to educate people around the world that Jews were expelled from their homes throughout the Middle East six decades ago.
So, it’s no surprise that Hamas is trying to kill the conference. Hamas and the Palestinians don’t like anything that interferes with their anti-Israel script.
Here is the latest news from Ma’an News Agency (a Pro-Palestinian news aggregator):
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas on Saturday denounced a Israel-backed UN conference to discuss claims that Jews who used to live in Arab countries were forcibly expelled.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that “those Jews were not refugees as they claim. They were actually responsible for the displacement of the Palestinian people after they secretly migrated from Arab countries to Palestine before they expelled the Palestinians from their lands to build a Jewish state at their expense.”
He added: “Those Jews are criminals rather than refugees. They are the ones who turned the Palestinian people into refugees, and for that reason, the Hamas movement views this conference as a dangerous, unprecedented move which contributes to the falsification of history and reversing of facts.”
The conference, to discuss recognizing as refugees Middle Eastern Jews who immigrated, was denounced by Arab envoys at the UN who lodged unsuccessful protests to call it off.
I don’t think anyone can argue that Jews were forced out of so-called “Arab countries” and had to leave behind homes, businesses and their personal possessions:
“We are 64 years late, but it’s never too late to bring justice and discuss the historic facts.”
Hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern Jews left predominantly Arab countries amid growing hostility following the establishment of Israel in the late 1940s.
Netanyahu: Jewish refugees might seek compensation. LOL! I bet Obama was furious when he heard this, after all, for decades it seems that Obama has been groomed by the Palestinians.
Israeli media reported a week earlier that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was preparing to add compensations for Jews who came from Arab and Muslim countries as a condition for any future peace deal.
PLO representative: They have a right to return! Yeh, sure. We all know what would happen to them if they did!
PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said in response that there was no connection between Palestinian refugees and Israelis whose families are from Arab countries, but he supported their right of return.
“We are not against any Jew who wants to return to Morocco, Iraq, Libya, Egypt and elsewhere. I believe no Arab state rejects the Jewish right of returning to their native lands,” he said.
Bibi should take it one step further and take them up on this offer… Can you just see it now! —Christians and Jews demanding a right to return to places like Egypt.
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