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Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In Gaza Read the Full Article: Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In G


World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, Syrian refugees, Gaza, relocation, immigration policies, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government )

Cal
- 248 days ago - worldcrunch.com
The Syrians do not have much choice, as they are less and less welcome in other neighboring countries: from Lebanon, where Syrian refugees now account for nearly one-quarter of the population, to Jordan, which hosts Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee ca



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 11:42 am
Why do Arabs distain other Arabs? These people are in suffering, and if it wasn't for Lebanon and Jordan, they would be dead.
Why is this happening? If these countries approached Assad, he would be seen as wrong, and should be removed. The leaders of other Arab countries could be seen one day on the same slippery slope, and do not want to get involved in Syria's politics.
What a bizzare, convoluted world is the Middle East.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 12:53 pm
IT'S REALLY BEYOND ME . . . . .
 

S J. (116)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:21 pm
I hope the war will be ended very soon, and NO MORE WAR!
thanks Cal
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 3:04 pm
Here's an oddball question: How are they physically getting to Gaza? Wouldn't they have to pass through Israel?

I understand why other Arab states in the area are not accepting Syrian refugees: Lebanon already has something like a 30% refugee-population, counting Palestinians and those from Syria already there. Large changes to demographics could endanger the power-sharing reached at the end of its last civil war and rekindle the war that killed 100,000 Lebanese people. Jordan also has a huge Palestinian population and I doubt that it would remain stable with more people who have no ingrained loyalty to the monarchy. They're worried about a war.

Iraq already has insurrection. An open order across which insurgents and arms had previously come, after the same conflict for which they had come has flared up again, is usually not a good idea. Egypt has similar problems as many members of insurgent groups are of the same violent religious movement as the MB, which apparently just set off bombs in Cairo. The Peninsula is already loaded with religious politics. The countries there may already be a dry forest in summer. If they get insurgents showing up among refugees, that could be all the spark it takes to set them on fire.

Honestly, the closest Arab state for which I cannot already see a reason why not to accept the refugees is Libya, and that's pretty far. It also doesn't have a large population or economy capable of absorbing more than, maybe, a couple hundred thousand refugees total.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 5:58 pm
I hope this war will end soon, but it probably won't. They'll just keep killing each other until there is no one left. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Walter Firth (65)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 9:47 pm
Thanks for posting Cal I wonder when the state they chose to hate and sought to destroy could be their only option. and would it be foolish enough to accept them
 

Walter Firth (65)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 9:52 pm
Spam flagged .There is no Julia Helen I hope nobody is stupid enough to fall for these cons.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:15 am
I despair of the middle east if all the energy put into warring with their neighbors was directed into peaceful purposes the area would be one of the most prosperous in the world.
 

Marija Mohoric (48)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:23 am
noted, thank you
 

John S. (304)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:31 am
Noted.
 
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