August 3rd, 2008

dp

Palestinians vs Palestinians

OK, so several families of Palestinians have fled Gaza strip because they had a feud with the ruling Hamas party. Israel let them in "on the humanitarian grounds", fine. Now, they are Fatah people, and Fatah is ruling the West bank, where there is plenty of land to resettle these families. But the rulers of the West bank appear to be against that. Why, are they of a wrong clan?

Now Israelis think about granting them an asylum status. That's kind of... kind of wrong.

Some relevant links:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3577253,00.html
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331177349&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1008027.html

A semi-official Palestinian position:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331182583&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

A three-state solution?