| Hugh Fitzgerald: Swiss Foreign Minister Tells the Truth, Causes “Surprise and Consternation”
| Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Jihad Watch : The latest news from Switzerland:
Experts have reacted with surprise and consternation
to Swiss foreign affairs minister Ignazio Cassis’ comments that the
United Nations’ aid work for Palestinian refugees is a stumbling block
to peace in the Middle East.
So long as Palestinians live in refugee camps, they can dream of
returning home, Cassis said in an interview published in several Swiss
newspapers on Thursday, which came after his first official trip to
Jordan. Five million Palestinian refugees currently live in such camps, with aid and protection provided by the UNRWA.
“He said that UNRWA had become part of the problem rather than the
solution and it supplied the ammunition to continue the conflict. “By
supporting the UNRWA, we keep the conflict alive. It’s a perverse
logic,” Cassis said. He called for the integration of long-term refugees
in their countries of residence.
Ignazio Cassis, having seen for himself the “Palestinians” kept in
camps, understood the cruel hypocrisy of the situation: the Arab
countries deliberately keep the “Palestinians” in camps, do not allow
them to become citizens (save for a brief period in Jordan), nor to
enjoy full access to higher education, nor to enter certain professions,
all in order to keep them in harshly constrained conditions, prevented
from integrating into their host countries, so that their own resentment
of Israel is kept at a boiling point, and at the same time, in those
UNRWA-run camps, their wretched state is a constant reminder to the
“international community” of the “plight of the Palestinians.”
and especially no one at UNRWA, wants it to be known that the other
Arabs are to blame for the condition of the “Palestinians” in the camps.
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|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:40 AM