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Refugee Camps…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 16, 2007


Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

Those are HOUSES, even multi Story Houses – they have real walls made of concrete, real roofs and STREETS in between them – yet they are called Refugee Camps. Compare those to this image of “buildings” in a Darfur Refugee camp

At best those “buildings” are mud-huts with tarp roofs…

Here are some suffering, malnourished Palestinian Children “getting no education” the

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Here some happy, smiling, healthy Palestinian Children are playing in the courtyard of a House in Marka “Refugee Camp”, a house much like this one in Talbieh “Refugee Camp”

Talbieh was set up on an area of about 130,000 square metres, 35 km south of Amman. Tents were donated by the Iranian Red Lion and Sun Society, who later replaced them with concrete “shelters” – that as you can see are actually HOUSES – much unlike the real shelters used by the real refugees in Darfur.

Baqa’a:
Due to the harsh winters in Jordan UNRWA replaced the tents with 8,048 prefabricated shelters between 1969-1971 with special contributions from the Federal Republic of Germany. Most of the camp’s inhabitants have since then constructed more durable concrete shelters to replace the prefabs.
Eyewitness account from the Baqa’a “Refugee” Camp:

“It was with some apprehension that I walked behind the façade of the storefronts and into the camp proper. I was surprised to find a reasonable standard of roading and footpaths, and what appeared from the outside to be housing that was adequate in terms of warmth, shelter, security – sort of reminiscent of our state house units, only built from crude bricks and stones and some significantly more crowded. Certainly an equal amount of “tagging”, which is equally hard to decipher in Arabic or English.”[…]”Many of the refugees are unable to gain permanent employment outside the camps, although some do appear to have very good jobs and incomes. Some of the residents own cars, including some fairly new-looking Mercedes, so life is not totally grim or fruitless.”[…]”It seems that around half the population of this particular camp, Baqa’a, were children under about 15. Schooling is seen as very important and the children generally appeared happy and healthy and were fluent in Arabic and English.[…]This couple had both attended school through to age 14 within the camp, and had a variety of work, and still both work fulltime. The extended family lives mostly together, and have a “joint family” car, a humble 1980s Toyota. Two of their children have obtained Jordanian citizenship and live and work outside the camp.”

Marka:
The tented camp was set up on an area of about 917,000 square metres, 10 km north east of Amman. The Agency’s plans to provide stronger tents to withstand the harsh winters were dropped in favour of the construction of prefabricated shelters, and 4,000 were built between 1969-1971 with support from the Federal Republic of Germany, the Government of Italy, the Jordan Development Bank, and the Near East Emergency Donations. Most of the camp’s inhabitants have since replaced the prefabs with more durable concrete “shelters” like this four story House in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. This is the “Refugee Camp” Baqa’a in Jordan:

Baqa’a Refugee Camp

After seeing these pictures it’s hard to believe that the majority of Palestinian “Refugee” Camps are anything but ordinary Arab Cities/Towns – like the Center of Sanaa?

Minaret in Saana

Or this in Al-Shatti/Shati Beach in the Gaza Strip,

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the home Town of Ishmail Haniayeh, the former Prime Minister of Palestine – what a horrible place indeed! Really, who are they trying to fool?

The world of course – by claiming that they in third and fourth generations are refugees or displaced like their grandparents, they suck sympathy from the Western World, Help Organizations and feed us stories about how horrible the conditions are in the “Refugee Camps” – and that might have been true right after the 1948 and 1967 wars – but now it is certainly a crock of goat manure.

This article, including artworks and photos are © Henric C. Jensen aka Shadow Bear and are NOT public domain, unless otherwise specified.

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UN Resolution 194 part 2 – The Refugees

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on August 12, 2006


“A refugee is a person seeking asylum in a foreign country in order to escape persecution, war, terrorism, extreme poverty, famines, and natural disaster. Some regional legal instruments further include those seeking to escape generalized violence in the definition of a refugee. Those who seek refugee status are sometimes known as asylum seekers and the practice of accepting such refugees is that of offering political asylum. The most common asylum claims to industrialized countries are based upon political and religious grounds.” (from Wikipedia)The refugee is a person actively seeking asylum – not his or her children born in the new country or in transit to the new country. This is the definition of a refugee, and by that definition only 1/6 of the Palestinian “refugees” registerd with the UN are actual refugees. And only a third of those are actually refugees from Israel proper. The rest are refugees from Gaza, the Westbank, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon. And they actually hail from these countries, but were expelled or made persona non-grata from and in those countries, by laws passed after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

“The historian Shmuel Katz in his book ‘Battleground’ [21] argues that the Arab refugees were not driven from Palestine by anyone. The vast majority left, whether of their own free will or at the orders or exhortations of their leaders, always with the same reassurance-that their departure would help in the war against Israel. The [Palestinian]Arabs are the only declared refugees who became refugees not by the action of their enemies or because of well-grounded fear of their enemies, but by the initiative of their own leaders. For nearly a generation, those leaders have willfully kept as many people as they possibly could in degenerating squalor, preventing their rehabilitation, and holding out to all of them the hope of return and of “vengeance” on the Jews of Israel, to whom they have transferred the blame for their plight. Haled al Azm, the Syrian Prime Minister 1948-49, stated the following in his memoirs. “Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homes. But we ourselves are the ones who encouraged them to leave. Only a few months separated our call to them to leave and our appeal to the United Nations to resolve on their return.” From Wikipedia

In fact, the above Arab countries were forbidden by the Arab League to accept Palestinians as legal citizens in any Arab country. Jordan is the only country which has historically granted citzenship to the Palestinian Arabs, before 1948 – Now why on earth would the Arab League do such a thing? ““to avoid dissolution of their identity and protect their right to return to their homeland” hm, sounds fishy, considering that 80% of the people who identify as “Palestinians” actually are JORDANIANS – yes, 80% of the land area that made up the Brittish Palestinian Mandate before 1948, was annexed by the Hashmenites and turned into Jordania – over the heads of the Palestinian Arabs.

But off course all of this is the doing of Israel…and you cannot believe one word of what I have said here, because it was said by a Jew, as a part of a secret and devilish plan to accomplish Jewish World domination.

Shalom!

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