If the Syrians and the Saudis and the Iranians, etc. wish that the Palestinians could just be allowed to live quietly and raise their children to be good and faithful citizens, then why have they not allocated to them a small plot of land and given them the chance to rebuild their lives free from the fear of Israeli rockets? Is there more to this whole conflict than just the fight for Israel and Jerusalem? Is there prejudice in the Islamic world against this group of persons, and if so then what is the reason for it? Why is no one in the mainstream media asking why the Palestinians are being treated like the red-headed step children by their Muslim brethren?
I'm going to ask. Wish me luck. I'm going to go to Middle Eastern blogs and ask them why no one will grant the Palestinians sanctuary. Inquiring minds want to know.
Here's what I'm asking:
I would first like to plead at least partial ignorance of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (war?). That’s why I’m here. I’m seeking information. I know that the media on both sides of this conflict is slanted in their reporting. It is from the people who have lived it and/or lived nearby that we can best find the truth as they see it.
Here is my question: Why are the Palestinians still in refugee camps after 60 years? By that I mean why have no other Arab countries offered them sanctuary? It is not a large number of people compared to the population of Saudi Arabia or Egypt, for example. These countries could easily absorb the additional population. I realize that many might not wish to go, but for those who would like to leave the fighting and raise their children in peace, is there a safe place for them to go. If not, then why not?