Originally Posted by DCL
when i visited lebanon a couple years ago, i remember passing by something that looked like a ghetto flea market. when we stopped at a nearby gas station for a piss break, our tour guide said that area wasn't a local flea market, but actually a camp for palestinian refuges who had nowhere to go when they lost their land. the refuges were living in dirty tents. pretty horrible conditions like a sh!t hole. they've been there for several decades too, and they pretty much live as 5th class citizens. by law, they aren't allowed to get regular jobs, and their children, even if born in lebanon, are forever recognized as refuges only and do not have much rights at all. needless to say, it's a pretty f--ked up social and economic condition. it doesn't take a rocket scientist to observe why some of them are so pissed off and pushed off the edge.
Jewish refugees that came from Arab countries to Israel were given Israeli citizenship and help so they could move on with their lives and their refugee status could end so they could leave the past behind.
Arab/Palestinian refugees that came from Israel to Lebanon have been NOT helped, NOT given citizenship, and kept as refugees 2-3 generations later, for the specific purpose of keeping the refugee problem alive to use those people as pawns against Israel, forever