Saturday, May 7, 2016

'Palestinian refugees' shut UNRWA for ending free healthcare

"Palestinian refugees" living in Lebanon on Friday closed UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) offices across the country in protest for the second day in a row, in protest for being made to partially pay for their health care.

The protest on Thursday shut down UNRWA offices in Tripoli in the north as well as Ain El Hilweh and Mieh Mieh "refugee camps" in the south, and on Friday the UNRWA office in south Lebanon was again shut in protest, reports the Lebanese state-run National News Agency.

UNRWA was established only to deal with the roughly 800,000 Arabs who left Israel during the 1948 War of Independence. It has radically different policies than the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which treats all other refugees worldwide, and as a result the now five million descendants of "Palestinian refugees" retain that refugee status and are not integrated into their host nations.

No UN body was formed to help the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were violently forced from Arab countries following the establishment of the modern Jewish state. In that expulsion ancient Jewish communities, some dating back to Temple times, were forcibly uprooted and in the process had their fortunes stolen. (Read More)