zaterdag 14 mei 2011

Pro-Palestijnse demonstraties in Egypte en Jordanië

 
Nederlandse media en 'experts' blijven doen alsof er helemaal geen anti-Israel sentimenten naar boven komen bij de Arabische opstanden, maar de werkelijkheid is anders. 

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are not unusual in Jordan or Egypt, but gatherings and marches solicited on Facebook are. Organizers have apparently been inspired by the Arab uprisings in Egypt and other Arab countries that were heavily dependent on social network sites.
In Jordan, protesters chanted, "The people want to liberate Palestine."

Je vraagt je af waarom ze niet vooral zichzelf willen bevrijden, want ook in Jordanië kun je zomaar worden gearresteerd vanwege je mening. Een en ander is het gevolg van decennia waarin de media en radikale imams de mensen hebben gebrainwashed en wijsgemaakt dat als Israel er niet was geweest, en de duivelse zionisten waren verslagen, het allemaal pais en vree zou zijn in de Arabische wereld.

Het vluchtelingenprobleem is natuurlijk reëel genoeg, maar wat mensen er nooit bijverteld krijgen (ook in het Westen) is dat het vooral de Arabische staten zijn die het in stand houden en het voor een groot deel hebben gecreëerd. Ook is het idioot dat Palestijnse nakomelingen van de vluchtelingen allemaal automatisch de vluchtelingenstatus krijgen, en er gelden voor Palestijnen aparte en soepelere criteria dan voor alle andere vluchtelingen. Voor alleen de Palestijnse vluchtelingen is er een aparte organisatie, de UNRWA, gericht op het instandhouden van het probleem omdat zij weigert zelfs maar aan repatriering te denken.
 
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Jordanians and Egyptians take to streets for pro-Palestinian protests
Protesters in Egypt and Jordan call for establishment of Palestinian state, end to displacement of refugees; demonstrations take place days before Nakba Day; Jordanian protesters call for end of peace with Israel.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/jordanians-and-egyptians-take-to-streets-for-pro-palestinian-protests-1.361537
By The Associated Press

Jordanians and Egyptians took to the streets Friday calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and an end to the displacement of refugees.

The protests took place just two days before the Nakba Day, when Palestinians mourn the 'catastrophe' in which their ancestors were expelled in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, creating thousands of refugees.

About 500 protesters marched in Amman's downtown market district, some wearing Palestinian black and white kefiyahs or headscarves and holding keys to family homes left behind.

Jordanians and demonstrators of Palestinian origin also demanded that the Israeli ambassador be sent home.

Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries in the region to have signed peace treaties with Israel.

In Cairo, thousands rallied in support of the Palestinians, beginning a Facebook-generated campaign aimed at marching on the borders of the Palestinian territories.

Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood backed Friday's demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square but does not favor a march to the borders. On Thursday Egypt's ruling Military Council called on organizers to cancel the march and to concentrate instead on local issues.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are not unusual in Jordan or Egypt, but gatherings and marches solicited on Facebook are. Organizers have apparently been inspired by the Arab uprisings in Egypt and other Arab countries that were heavily dependent on social network sites.

In Jordan, protesters chanted, "The people want to liberate Palestine."

They also shouted, "The people want to end Wadi Araba," a reference to Jordan's 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

The slogans also reflected changes in the political climate, including the ousting of long-term leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and efforts by the Palestinians to get the United Nations to recognize their independence. "1948 and 1967 are the catastrophes, but 2011 is the Revolution of the Return," some of the protesters' signs read.

"We want to tell the world that Palestine and its refugees are not to be forgotten," said 21-year-old dentistry student Omar Hassan, whose family hails from Bethlehem in the West Bank. "It's time the world recognizes that the Palestinian case has to be solved once and for all."
 

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