Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Palestinians in the Arab World: Why the Silence?

This article raises some very good points, namely, why had the Arab world treated the Palestinians like lepers?  Where is the vaunted Muslim hospitality and charity for their fellow Muslims?


Palestinians in the Arab World: Why the Silence?

by Khaled Abu Toameh
July 20, 2010 at 5:00 am

When was the last time the United Nations Security Council met to condemn an Arab government for its mistreatment of Palestinians?

How come groups and individuals on university campuses in the US and Canada that call themselves "pro-Palestinian" remain silent when Jordan revokes the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians?

The plight of Palestinians living in Arab countries in general, and Lebanon in particular, is one that is often ignored by the mainstream media in West.

How come they turn a blind eye to the fact that Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and many more Arab countries continue to impose severe travel restrictions on Palestinians?