Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2017, five generations of a Palestinian refugee family, the Abu Massouds, pose for a portrait. From left to right (standing): Bassama Abu Massoud, 72; her daughter Hanaa, 50; Hanaa's daughter, Abir, 33; Abir's daughter, Ala, 18. Patriarch Abdullah Abu Massoud, 77, sits in a chair, holding his 9-month-old great-great-granddaughter, Tuqaa, in his lap. The plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars is one of the longest-running refugee crises. As the second wave of displacement hits the half-century mark, a solution for millions of refugees and their descendants is more distant than ever. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2017, five generations of a Palestinian refugee family, the Abu Massouds, pose for a portrait. From left to right (standing): Bassama Abu Massoud, 72; her daughter Hanaa, 50; Hanaa’s daughter, Abir, 33; Abir’s daughter, Ala, 18. Patriarch Abdullah Abu Massoud, 77, sits in a chair, holding his 9-month-old great-great-granddaughter, Tuqaa, in his lap. The plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars is one of the longest-running refugee crises. As the second wave of displacement hits the half-century mark, a solution for millions of refugees and their descendants is more distant than ever. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
BY KARIN LAUB
As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip.

As an adult, Abu Massoud was displaced again when Israeli forces captured Gaza, along with the West Bank and east Jerusalem, in 1967. He escaped to Jordan, where he has been living in a refugee camp for 50 years.

Now 77, Abu Massoud is the white-haired patriarch of a refugee family spanning five generations, including a great-great-granddaughter. The future looks bleak.

“Fifty years have passed without a step forward,” said Abu Massoud. “We don’t belong here.”

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This is the second of several stories marking 50 years since Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem in 1967.

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The plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars is one of the world’s longest-running refugee crises, and a solution would likely require setting up a state of Palestine that would take in large numbers of them. Such a solution appears distant, even as President Donald Trump says he wants to try to broker an Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are being displaced again by regional conflicts, including civil war in Syria. The head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) which helps displaced Palestinians said they are no longer the world’s focus.

“We are dealing here with a community that has essentially reached a crisis of existential nature,” said Pierre Kraehenbuehl.

Abdullah Abu Massoud was born in a Bedouin encampment in what is now Israel. His family fled Israeli forces during the war over Israel’s creation, walking to Egyptian-run Gaza. More than 700,000 Palestinians were uprooted at the time.

In his 20s, Abu Massoud married Bassama, an Egyptian, and settled in Gaza.

Bassama, 72, said that after Israel’s capture of the territory in 1967, Gaza residents began talking of leaving, fearful of what Israeli rule might bring. Israel was offering transportation to Jordan, Bassama said.

In April 1968, the Abu Massouds and other displaced Palestinians from Gaza boarded a truck to Jordan’s border. From there, they took buses to an area near the town of Jerash where UNRWA was setting up a tent camp. Bassama remembers her feet sticking out of the tiny tent while she slept.

Under U.S. proposals in previous Israeli-Palestinian talks, a Palestinian state created from lands Israel captured in 1967 would welcome families like the Abu Massouds. In addition, an agreed upon number of refugees would be allowed to return to Israel and others could opt to stay in their host countries.

But disagreements remained, and talks failed. Palestinians wanted Israel to accept moral responsibility for the plight of refugees. Israel feared this would lead to a large-scale return to Israel and dilute its Jewish majority.

There have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened with the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister. Continued Israeli settlement expansion made a partition deal more difficult.

Today, 5.3 million Palestinians and their descendants are registered with UNRWA in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, making them eligible for health and education services. Some in Netanyahu’s government allege UNRWA and others perpetuate the refugee problem artificially. U.N. officials say refugee status is typically handed down through the generations in protracted conflicts.

A 29-year-old grandson of Bassama and Abdullah, Alaa Abu Awad, has never set foot in historic Palestine, the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. But he clings to an idealized image of Gaza to help him deal with his statelessness. He has tacked a Palestinian flag to the wall of his shop in Jerash camp.

“It’s the flag of my homeland,” said Abu Awad.

Most Palestinians in Jordan received citizenship as descendants of refugees from the neighboring West Bank, which was under Jordanian control for two decades, until 1967. The offspring of those who arrived from Gaza – more than 150,000 – are still temporary residents. They can’t own property and are barred from government jobs.

This has curtailed opportunities.

Alaa Abu Awad dropped out of school because there was no payoff for an education. As a tailor, he struggles to feed his family. Business has slowed because of rising prices and unemployment. He fears he’ll spend his life in the camp.

Circumstances vary for displaced Palestinians like the Abu Massouds.

Fewer than 30 percent live in U.N. camps. Many are poor. Others became successful; Palestinians helped drive economies in Jordan and elsewhere in the Middle East.

In Lebanon, refugees cannot access public health or schools and are barred from most skilled professions.

In once welcoming Syria, about 400,000 of the nation’s 560,000 Palestinians were displaced in the civil war.

Most of the 2.2 million UNRWA-registered Palestinians in Jordan have citizenship, arguably ending their refugee status. Others say Jordan did this as a temporary protection measure.

In Palestinian-run areas of the West Bank and Gaza, descendants of refugees have the same rights as others. Pinned down by poverty, many remain in camps, which have been hotbeds of unrest against Israel and resentment against the Palestinian ruling elite.

Life in Jerash has changed the women.

Unlike Bassama’s generation, the younger women wear face veils, signaling that a more fundamentalist version of Islam is taking root. The women say being covered head to toe also offers protection in the crowded camp.

Privacy is rare. In the Abu Massoud home, Bassama typically sits on a floor cushion, overseeing young female relatives as they cook and clean.

She accepts her refugee life as fate. She did her best to provide a home for their seven children, all now married.

Bassama has no hope of return and expects to be buried in the camp’s rundown cemetery.

“Gaza is gone. Palestine is gone,” she said. “It’s over. For 50 years, they are saying, peace, peace. We are tired of the words.”

Associated Press

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129 responses to “Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations”

  1. Chosen orabians

    1. man-o-war Avatar
      man-o-war

      Mental masturbation directed at Arabs.

      1. No, i’m trying to think, invent, try think, invent yourself also, don’t be fake and don’t use words without understand

        1. man-o-war Avatar
          man-o-war

          You call that “think and invent”? “Chosen orabians” , I don’t think you even know what that means.

          1. Are you know may be better, please enlighten me, let me see you are not primitive like OmegaHell or Toty etc. I mean simply Falestinians invented in 1964 are chosen pretend to live in Falestine/Israel Orabians. Where i’m masturbating?

          2. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            “Where are you masturbating?”, throughout your comment. Mental masturbation is apparent.

            First, what is a “Falestinian”? You mock and deny their existence , that is more mental masturbation.

            If the “falestinians” were invented in 1964 why were the zionist leaders in the 19th century referring to them as Palestinians? Is this more mental masturbation?

            Do Palestinians say they’re the chosen people or Jewish people? How absurd to say that God gave you this land? You don’t think so? Why is God given land deeds to some people and not to others?

          3. Seems here you are mental masturbating on Falestine (not capable to think) idiot. Respectful Zoabi Orabians are my close neighbours, how i deny their existence? Invented in USSR KGB with Arafat new Falestinian people is name pretending substitution of Orabians and Jews and other people lived in Palestine (you are playing with words Falestine-Falestinians, this is mental masturbation) Are you know Falsetinian language, idiot? Are you chosen to be idiot?

          4. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            YOu’re a moron. The Palestinians were not invented in 1964 you idiot and no matter how many times you and your like repeat it. Palestinian language is Arabic you imbecile.

            I’m not chosen, and I never claimed to be. Only people on earth that claim to be chosen and given a land deed by God are the Jewish people. Does that sound insane to anyone else?

          5. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Doctor? Are you even qualified to clean toilets?

          6. пнх

          7. Good to know, seetpea. Is there anything and/or anyone who is NOT descended from Jooz? 🙂

          8. Helen4Yemen Avatar
            Helen4Yemen

            Palestine population

            Year – Muslim — Christian – Jews
            1851 – 300,000 – 27,000 – 13,000
            1861 – 325,000 – 31,000 – 13,000
            1878 – 386,320 – 40,588 – 13,942
            1879 – 390,597 – 41,331 – 14,197
            1880 – 394,935 – 41,089 – 14,460
            1881 – 399,334 – 42,864 – 14,731
            1882 – 403,795 – 43,659 – 15,011 Ashkenazi arrived
            1883 – 408,318 – 44,471 – 15,300
            1884 – 412,906 – 45,302 – 15,599
            1885 – 417,560 – 46,152 – 15,908
            1922 – 598,177 – 71,464 – 83,790 British Mandate began
            1924 – 627,660 – 74,094 – 94,945
            1926 – 663,613 – 76,764 – 149,500
            1928 – 695,280 – 79,812 – 151,656
            1930 – 733,149 – 84,986 – 164,796
            1932 – 771,174 – 90,624 – 180,793
            1934 – 807,180 – 99,532 – 253,700
            1935 – 826,457 – 103,371 – 320,358
            1936 – 848,342 – 106,474 – 370,483
            1937 – 875,947 – 109,764 – 386,074

          9. Hannibal Avatar

            hmmmmmmmm.
            Year – Muslim – Christian – Jews
            350 – 0 – 90% – 10%

          10. Hannibal Avatar

            Didn’t you know? God is a real estate agent. I do hope He gives me a piece of land.

      2. “masturbation directed at Arabs.”

        Now that’s disgusting. 🙂

        1. This is impossible, mental masturbation on Orabians) but may be man-o-war trying to think, attempt

          1. Helen4Yemen Avatar
            Helen4Yemen

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6dTDbDpAPc

            “WE KILLED JESUS AND WE AR PROUD OF IT”

          2. Suddenly the hypocrite helen4yemen, cares about Christians.
            You hypocrite don’t care about your own people in Yemen, as you support the Houthi killers who slaughter those days thousands of your own people Women and Children.

          3. Niemals Avatar

            Those deranged Jewish teenagers (settlers), couldn’t kill Jesus because they don’t know how he looked like………
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e06e93e15a395329d3b6ef03246a3787e33adb3149487857cbb1f80f6e0cd2bb.jpg

          4. Hannibal Avatar

            They intend to kill Him when He comes back. But they will be surprised when they find that the Lord of Lords cannot be killed.

          5. The idiot dons the prophet’s garb, but still looks and sounds like a total moron. 🙂

        2. man-o-war Avatar
          man-o-war

          Mental masturbation directed at Arabs you douchenozzle. The happy ending is directed at your face, now keep juggling. Almost there.

  2. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    The stubbornness of the Palestinians, their lack of vision and pragmatism, their terrible leadership, their terrorist-resisting methods and the injustice and aggression they perpetrated in each and every country that welcomed them are as much to blame as the Israeli occupation of their lands for their terrible state today.
    Every people who knew how to loose a war has now regained its independence or at least its autonomy.
    Yes the invasion and occupation is a historic injustice, like the thousands of invasions and occupations throughout history in every corner of the world, but it is those who accepted defeat who were able to regain their rights the fastest.
    Many nations bowed, many people accepted the rule of the invader and in time they stood up again and regained what was taken from them.

    1. The Zionist are evil occupiers, and I agree to a certain degree with your statement. The corrupt Palestinian leadership (Arafat) exploited the refugees plight to fill his pockets. And never really cared to solve the real issue – why would he; he had a palace in several countries. He advertised the refugee camps as a “Store Front Window” to the sell the Palestinian issue and make money at the expense of the suffering people at the expense of true peace. One can blame others only some much!

      1. Niemals Avatar

        I agree to a certain degree with your statement.

        In 2003, Forbes Magazine placed Yasser Arafat on their list in of the world’s wealthiest kings and despots with a net worth of 300 million dollars.
        This number was on the low end of the estimates that had been made of the fortune of the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

        Israeli intelligence had estimated Arafat’s net worth at 1.3 billion dollars and an audit conducted by American accountants, authorized by the Palestinian Authority, turned up 1 billion dollars in investments.

        While an exact number may never be arrived at, Time Magazine’s report that Arafat’s wife had received a 200,000-dollar-a-month allowance, gave one small glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and infamous of the Palestinian Authority.

    2. HebAlba Avatar

      Talk to yourself and Zionist followers. You’re stupid and know nothing of Middle East History.. McCain pathological supporter.

      ISRAEL’S SACRED TERRORISM
      by Livia Rokach, Third Edition
      (In 1984, Livia Rokach was found dead in a Rome hotel room)

      CHAPTER 5
      “Let Us Create A Maronite State in Lebanon”

      The February 27, 1954 meeting among Ben Gurion, Sharett, Lavon and Dayan has already been mentioned in connection with Israel’s invasion plans of Egypt and Syria.

      In that same meeting a concrete proposal was outlined to disrupt Israel’s most peaceful neighbor at that time, Lebanon. In this case, Israel’s hegemonic ambitions did not even pretend to wear the phony fig leaf of security or defense.

      Then he [Ben Gurion] passed on to another issue.
      This is the time, ” he said, to push Lebanon, that is, the Maronites in that country, to proclaim a Christian State.”

      I said that this was nonsense. The Maronites are divided. The partisans of Christian separatism are weak and will dare do nothing.
      A Christian Lebanon would mean their giving up Tyre, Tripoli, the Beka’a. There is no force that could bring Lebanon back to its pre-World War I dimensions, and all the more so because in that case it would lose its economic raison-d’etre.

      Ben Gurion reacted furiously.
      “He began to enumerate the historical justification for a restricted Christian Lebanon. If such a development were to take place, the Christian Powers would not dare oppose it.”

      I claimed that there was no factor ready to create such a situation, and that if we were to push and encourage it on our own we would get ourselves into an adventure that will place shame on us.

      Here came a wave of insults regarding my lack of daring and my narrow-mindedness.

      “We ought to send envoys and spend money.”
      I said there was no money.

      The answer was that there is no such thing.
      “The money must be found, if not in the Treasury then at the Jewish Agency! For such a project it is worthwhile throwing away one hundred thousand, half a million, a million dollars. When this happens a decisive change will take place in the Middle East, a new era will start.”

      I got tired of struggling against a whirlwind. (27 February 1954, 377)

      The next day Ben Gurion sent Sharett the following letter:
      “To Moshe Sharett The Prime Minister
      Sdeh Boker February 27, 1954
      “https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/essays/rokach.html#CHAPTER 5
      Let Us Create A Maronite State in Lebanon

      1. Helen4Yemen Avatar
        Helen4Yemen

        Great! This is a great link that you can acquire amazing knowledge:

        https://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/wright.htm

        You know the stalker that followed you to the blog where I had invited you, I had to report him to Disqus because he is finding me somehow and following me everywhere. I do not even respond to his comments. If you can, can you email me, My email is same as my Disqus Id – helen4yemen at yahoo dot com.

        1. HebAlba Avatar

          I went there by curiosity once, i was not interested, but thank you 😉

          1. You never set foot in a library, for three reasons: 1) way too dumb to actually read a book; 2) not enough cash to buy a bus ticket; 3) all the crap you need is available for free from Nazi websites.

          2. HebAlba Avatar

            Such efforts to take confort behind illusion, poor you keep it up for your peace of mind.;-)
            Please talk about Literature, books, authors, you must have surely read.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/896da5ece024ac5420a59eb3bb1e28535d1c85667420227e7cd7b8b1e87d59d0.jpg

          3. On July 4, 1882, Hugo wrote in the London Standard that in Russia, “Christianity is martyrizing Judaism” http://jewishcurrents.org/may-31-victor-hugo-and-the-jews/

    3. Helen4Yemen Avatar
      Helen4Yemen

      Do you the Algerians liberated their land fro from the French by bowing down?
      And the Egyptians, Sudanese, Yemenis, Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians would still be colonized if they had ” bowed, many people accepted the rule of the invader”. Right?

      1. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        All the people you have listed above have bowed at first, took advantage of years if not decades of peace to gather their forces, organize and then throw the occupier out. You are simply strengthening my argument. You can also add to them lebanon who accepted the French occupation and patiently waited for the best opportunity, which always comes, to get rid of the French. And the same episode repeated itself under the Syrian occupation (which of course you love to forget) after a decade of refusing to lose, the lebanese acknowledged their defeat and bowed to the Syrians. 15 years of peace, rebuilding, strengthening allowed them to kick the invader and all their crimes out in a matter of months (no thanks to traitors and cowards like you or hind or Hanibal). Today the Lebanese are bowing again to the Iranian occupation but also in time you’re going to be flushed out.

        1. None of the aforementioned people invaded lands on the made-up/fallacious basis that it belonged to them thousands of years ago and/or that they descend from the people of that land and/or that God gave it to them. Neither did any of them indoctrinate other people to support their illegal/criminal endeavor.

      2. Hannibal Avatar

        The best argument ever. The Native Indians of the Americas eventually bowed down. If they are lucky either they became drunk or won a casino. But they stopped existing as nations. Bowing down my butt.

        1. MekensehParty Avatar
          MekensehParty

          “bowing down my butt” is the right way to lick your ass

          1. Hannibal Avatar

            I will turn around if you like so you lick my d!ck as well. 😉 rou7 za7it ya walad. (a la Libanais)

    4. stubbornness … pragmatism I would expect you (who fought/resisted the Syrian occupation/presence in Lebanon) to understand and sympathize with both.

      their lack of vision

      They had a one: a Palestinian state along side Israel (which the PLO and then Hamas recognized several times) on the basis of the 1967 ‘borders’ (technically cease-fire lines). You might argue that the Camp David Peace Summit was rejected by Arafat but the Palestinians where pretty much ambushed by the USA and Israel. Aside from the fact that the Palestinians owned 93% of the lands (legally) in 1943, the Summit’s offer was a ‘take it or leave it’ type of deal where the Palestinians would have had to legally give up most of East Jerusalem and give up their Right of Return in exchange for a non-contiguous state on parts of Gaza and the West Bank. It made no sense. And let’s be frank, the Zionists were/are not interested in sharing.

      their terrorist-resisting methodsThere is a drastic shift in your point of view towards the Palestinians. Before (old comments), you wrote/spoke fairly of the situation and called out Israel’s wrong doings towards the Palestinians. Now, it’s biased. I remember 5th mentioning this in an email to me as well. Whatever your reasons, you should know this:

      UN resolution A/RES/33/24 of 1978: Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly armed struggle.

      Every people who knew how to loose a war – Forgive me for being blunt but that has to be the dumbest thing I have read in my life so far. There is no general rule of thumb on how to lose a war. Every case is different, especially the one of the Palestinians where there was no war. After the 1937 Peel Commission’s suggestion (a small piece of Palestine for the Jews), the Zionists went on a decade- long terror campaign in Europe and Palestine until the UN granted them a disproportionate amount of land (to stop their terror in Europe and delay further land grabbing in Palestine). Despite that, the Zionists still stole half of what was granted to the Palestinians in the last 3-4 months of the British Mandate in attacking, massacring and displacing an unarmed population (Christian and Muslim Palestinians). What became to be known as the Nakba was planned for ten years.

      like the thousands of invasions and occupations throughout history in every corner of the world – That’s (blatant) non sequitur.

    5. stubbornness … pragmatism — I would expect you (who fought/resisted the Syrian occupation/presence in Lebanon) to understand and sympathize with both.

      their lack of vision — They had a one: a Palestinian state along side Israel (which the PLO and then Hamas recognized several times) on the basis of the 1967 ‘borders’ (technically cease-fire lines). You might argue that the Camp David Peace Summit was rejected by Arafat but the Palestinians where pretty much ambushed by the USA and Israel. Aside from the fact that the Palestinians owned 93% of the lands (legally) in 1943, the Summit’s offer was a ‘take it or leave it’ type of deal where the Palestinians would have had to legally give up most of East Jerusalem and give up their Right of Return in exchange for a non-contiguous state on parts of Gaza and the West Bank. It made no sense. And let’s be frank, the Zionists were/are not interested in sharing.

      their terrorist-resisting methods — There is a drastic shift in your point of view towards the Palestinians. Before (old comments), you wrote/spoke fairly of the situation and called out Israel’s wrong doings towards the Palestinians. Now, it’s biased. I remember 5th mentioning this in an email to me as well. Whatever your reasons, you should know this:

      UN resolution A/RES/33/24 of 1978: Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly armed struggle.

      Every people who knew how to loose a war — Forgive me for being blunt but that has to be the stupidest thing I have read in my life so far. There is no general rule of thumb on how to lose a war. Every case is different, especially the one of the Palestinians where there was no war. After the 1937 Peel Commission’s suggestion (a small piece of Palestine for the Jews), the Zionists went on a decade- long terror campaign in Europe and Palestine until the UN granted them a disproportionate amount of land (to stop their terror in Europe and delay further land grabbing in Palestine). Despite that, the Zionists still stole half of what was granted to the Palestinians in the last 3-4 months of the British Mandate in attacking, massacring and displacing an unarmed population (Christian and Muslim Palestinians). What became to be known as the Nakba was planned for ten years.

      the invasion and occupation is a historic injustice — Those don’t even scratch the surface of the ordeal. The oppression, segregation, daily violation of human rights, randoms arrests, imprisonment of children, bombing of civilians, continuous theft of land, demolition of homes, terror, etc – all for the past eighty years – cannot be ignored.

      like the thousands of invasions and occupations throughout history in every corner of the world — That’s (blatant) non sequitur.

      1. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        Not sure who you’re writing this for? By now a hmar would have understood that I’ll never read this.
        Souri wou Homsi kamAAn?

        1. What would I gain in replying back to you that a resentful wimp would have man-ed up by now? Nothing. A civil discussion is what I was aiming for.

          1. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            A civil discussion happens between civil people who know and recognize the rules and principles of civilization
            You’re a piece of $hit defender of war criminals who gaz babies and will be spoken to like one

          2. between civil people — Do you honestly considering yourself civil? Where you pour abuse and insults on me and anyone you disagree with at every opportunity, I have not insulted you or anyone else, regardless of who you/they support. I am not of the opinion that more abuse will solve the existing abuse.

            You’re a piece of $hit defender — Now that we have your usual hysteria/outrage and insults out of the way, care to show me proof that I support ‘war criminals who gas babies’? Being against another Anglo-American-Zionist bogus invasion/war does not equate to supporting the government of the country being attacked.

            of war criminals who gaz babies — Assad gassing the Syrians was a lie in 2013 and it’s not any different recently in Idlib. If you can show me forensic evidence proving otherwise, please do. To date, the US has been able to prove either – only pushed the lies all over its media like it did with Iraq’s WMDs.

          3. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Mekenseh is a POS coward, don’t waste your time. He talks big game about how he forced the Syrians out, laughable.
            It really is laughable, because I think on this article he talks about “it is those who accepted defeat who were able to regain their rights the fastest”, but brags about how he stood up to the Syrians and forced them out. Not sure why he didn’t accept defeat and cower, I mean utter defeat and humiliation is the fastest way to victory, haha. The guy is a moron.

            It is the same Mekenseh that despises Lebanese with a passion. Who takes pleasure in watching the suffering and destruction of Lebanon. Who was enjoying the time when jihadi terrorist scumbags where committing suicide attacks in Beirut. He enjoyed that time because in his pea sized brain the Hezbos were asking for it. He saw no problem with terrorist killing and maiming Lebanese citizens. He talked in a flippant manner about eating popcorn and watching the bombings continue. He knew damn well innocent civilians were dying, but didn’t give two shits. Now he’s crying crocodile tears over the “gassing of babies”, in Syria of all places.

          4. Omega Avatar

            There is a proverb that goes as follow:

            If one man calls you a donkey, pay him no mind;

            If two men call you a donkey, get a saddle.

            I believe it’s time for him to get a saddle as I brought up everything you mentioned in your astute comment: his dubious stories of ousting the Syrians, his silence against the Jihadists, his frustration that Lebanon did not turn out like Iraq/Libya, his malice, psychosis, hypocrisy, etc.

          5. HebAlba Avatar
            HebAlba

            Comme dit mano, tu perds ton temps…

    6. Hannibal Avatar

      Are you packed yet? We Trumpist would like you to leave our country back to wherever you came from. 😉

      1. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        I’ve been in France making sure Fillon doesn’t make it to the second round for a head to head between a soft Russian agent that he is and a full Russian agent that le pen is. Now that Europe is saved, I’m returning home to put some big Russian agents behind bars and crushing all you trumpists back to your swamps. 1 week mon petit and I’ll be answering you live and in the same time zone.
        Mekenseh returns emeffer.

        1. Hannibal Avatar

          Don’t come back… You’re closer to home than you think. Few more steps and you’re in Houran.

          1. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            stop using my jokes, show some ingenuity and get your own jokes
            and answer my question 2+2 = how much wlA?

          2. Hannibal Avatar

            Boy are you boring… Is that all what you got from your Libanais culture? Homsi jokes? OK let me answer it for you: 4 schlongs up yours. Is that correct? LOL

        2. Hahaha. What color is your cape?

  3. ‘“Gaza is gone. Palestine is gone,” she said. “It’s over. For 50 years,
    they are saying, peace, peace. We are tired of the words.”’

    And? “Tired of the words” about “peace”, yet what use can there be in war when “it’s over” and “Palestine is gone”? That’s one helluva of cognitive dissonance here.

    1. War with Israel is not finished, You can see man-o-war, HebBlabla, OmegaHell, Toty, Helen4Yemen here

      1. man-o-war Avatar
        man-o-war

        You’re a moron. Where have I advocated for war with Israel? You are the one that wants to deny a peoples existence. If you think they don’t exist what is there to talk about?

        1. Please enlightenment me where i deny a orabians existence, idiot? thank you are not advocated for war with Israel. But sorry i can not see you posting something interesting or at least correct

          1. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Hey moron, I never said anything about “orabians”, don’t even know what that is. You stated the “Falestinians” are invented in 1964, you idiot.

          2. Seems you are moron http://www.scoop.it/t/the-palestinians-the-invented-people-of-a-fabricated-nation Falsetinian people invented in USSR KGB with egyptian Arafat, what is wrong here, idiot? You idiot said i’m deny existence (of orabians?) пнх

          3. man-o-war Avatar
            man-o-war

            Are you just going to keep repeating lies in hopes it will become facts? Even zionist leaders acknowledged Palestinians existence in the 19th century. What do you say about that? nHX to you too

        2. Hannibal Avatar

          man-o,
          There is a lot to talk about… War to begin with. Apparently it is the language they understand. The thing is vs. is a Persian and he has a personal vendetta against the Mullahs for kicking Baha’is out of their homeland Iran. It is weird that he does not see the parallel here. He lost his home to the Mullahs usurpers the same way the Palestinians lost their world to a zionist usurper. One would think he would side with Palestine. Go figure!

      2. HebAlba Avatar

        You’re blocked can’t your retarded orange buzzing mosquito..ouffff!

        1. Please hebAlba, visit doctor, your schizophasia detected. Block yourself

          1. Niemals Avatar

            Did Hind showed you the “You are blocked” card? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e50ebde8ebd2f67a519378ad88372025c93f595d82ac4e1cf9ea6c32e3b6508d.jpg
            Typical HebAlba’s baloney, she still can reply your comments. ;-))
            First when she relay blocks you, you will get the following ‘window’; https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b19b221bc89455d628fe6769ce9b8dfe139f22786b5135a3a42cc03aaa8a4f6e.jpg

          2. If she is blocking comments, not big issue, but why need if anyone can simply ignoring

          3. Niemals Avatar

            Nothing is simple with this Hindenburg, ignites in no time….

          4. HebAlba Avatar

            Insoufrable (Charlie Hebdo) Renée Descartes. Matrix. O’Matrix. Niemals @ohyaeh.
            You deleted @ohyaeh?
            Get off my back or i’ll keep posting your hypocrite Saga

            “Matrix . Y K
            It was an unfortunate mix of text, because my comments
            to you are blocked one by one.”
            8:12 a.m., Monday May 30 2016

            “Matrix .YK
            working for Ya Libnan News…..
            8:15 a.m., Monday May 30

            “5thDrawer . Matrix
            It’s not ‘News’ .. It’s a ‘Blog’.
            8:30 a.m., Monday May 30

            Matrix . Y K
            5thDrawer is not my buddy, nor is Meditheraces.

            Y K . Matrix
            Meditherfeces, formerly known as Dumbyad, is nobody’s buddy.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3035b98b0c9bc2e956e88b0f148bfb2f76ed440f5d6affee11825241b7a3ff2.jp

          5. HebAlba Avatar

            Insoufrable (Charlie Hebdo) Renée Descartes. Matrix. O’Matrix. Niemals @ohyaeh.
            You deleted @ohyaeh?
            Get off my back or i’ll keep posting your hypocrite Saga

            “Matrix . Y K
            It was an unfortunate mix of text, because my comments
            to you are blocked one by one.”
            8:12 a.m., Monday May 30 2016

            “Matrix .YK
            working for Ya Libnan News…..
            8:15 a.m., Monday May 30

            “5thDrawer . Matrix
            It’s not ‘News’ .. It’s a ‘Blog’.

            “Matrix . Y K (looking for friends)
            5thDrawer is not my buddy, nor is Meditheraces.

            “Y K . Matrix
            Meditherfeces, formerly known as Dumbyad, is nobody’s buddy.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56669936d9d57f1c1c16726de25c71b07214a5dc13647327d19cc45e5258645f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3035b98b0c9bc2e956e88b0f148bfb2f76ed440f5d6affee11825241b7a3ff2.jpg

    2. Hannibal Avatar

      Cognitive dissonance is a side effect of losing one’s land to an usurper of land. You should know. Your ancestors had that symptom many of times across the years from Babylon to Germany passing through Rome. For a people who suffered through the millennia from the same condition one would hope for a more sympathetic remarks. Now in your answer do not forget to attack me personally. That is the only rhetoric you cling to.

      1. I understand that Arabic is a flowery language, pal, but you really should cut back on the logorrheic pathos. Because it looks, well, pathetic.

        1. Hannibal Avatar

          There is no need to persuade as for that topic there is a terminal pathology of never ending lies as challenging to cure as cancer or zionism.

          1. The only persuasive thing about a moron is the fact of his/her moronity.

          2. HebAlba Avatar

            Guest-Matrix ‘likes’ insult a Maronite ‘moron moronity’.

          3. Hannibal Avatar

            or his/her YuKness… Disgusting excuse of a lesser human you are.

  4. Helen4Yemen Avatar
    Helen4Yemen

    Somebody please come forward and tell me on what basis was Palestine given away to white Europeans whose connection to the land is just like the Christians. They say “next year in Jerusalem’? What that h—does that mean? Did they learn about theft, plunder and invasion of people’s lands from Abraham of Ur, Iraq, who traveled hundreds of miles to Canaan to murder and to displace the natives people? Who the h— are these aliens on Arab land? The Ashkenazi are one of the purest European groups around with DNA results at 99.9% European. That is as solid pure European as it gets. What is their connection to Palestine?

    1) Alan Dershowitz.. 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/files/2014/11/AlanDershowitzDNA.jpg
    2) Alex Feinberg….. 99.8% European … 0% Middle Eastern https://twitter.com/strlen/status/287354859345281024
    3) Bill Maher……… 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/files/2016/01/BillMaheradmix-1024×788.jpg
    4) Harry Katz……… 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ethnicity/E59C79DB-8EFC-4051-9878-5E78B6DFE86D/share/e3f7a96f-3e0f-4aa2-8b42-6a50874ce6f8/9cc5e907-5c6c-4572-95f2-1992625918dc
    5) Joseph Cohen….. 99.8% European … 0% Middle Eastern http://web.archive.org/web/20141229050047/http://selfhacked.com:80/2014/12/24/23andme-results/
    6) Neil Gaiman…….. 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/278035051210498048
    7) Rabbi Hammerman .. 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern http://joshuahammerman.blogspot.com/2016/12/we-are-all-people-of-color.html
    8) Tony Kushner………. 99.9% European … 0% Middle Eastern https://www-tc.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/files/2014/11/KushnerDNA.jpg

    1. Is half of Africa Orab land, idiot?

      1. HebAlba Avatar

        Who’s paying these “Syrian Rebels” ?
        Israel & Saudi Arabia two faces of the same coin.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b250e9353c69436cf796e1b7fefb26385d6db4a7573cdd22aac93ceaee6e97df.jpg

        1. Israel is not paying “Syrian Rebels”, why it need to pay?

      2. Hannibal Avatar

        Personal attack… ALERT…. You can do without the idiot term.

    2. Hannibal Avatar

      Your argument is flawed here… The maritime levant has a lot of European blood in it. Sea people, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine and THAT is LOOOONNNNG before you (the Arabs) and your cousins the Habirus invaded the land.

      1. Helen4Yemen Avatar
        Helen4Yemen

        Blocked … I have no time to waste reading nonsense.

        1. Hannibal Avatar

          aha, so I agreed with you above and I was not blocked and here I disagreed with you and you blocked me? LOL such a typical totalitarian jerk. Nonsense? Prove it. Your dichotomy in personality is bewildering. A Helen from European Greece 4 Arab Yemen? Or that is racism in disguise. Your hatred for whiteness is nonsense. The western civilization is better than any civilization in the world. Look how all those losers from the nether worlds are flocking there… Why not stay in your countries if you do not like white.

      2. MekensehParty Avatar
        MekensehParty

        the answer below serves you well

        1. Hannibal Avatar

          miin da3aslak 3a danabak enta? 😉

          1. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            Enta ghlotot wou da3astelle 3a danabe
            The only “wink” I’ll accept from you is an apology
            Because even though I don’t go 7 days a week to church where I hit my chest and pretend to be the most faithful Christian, I do believe in forgiveness for those who ask for it.

          2. Hannibal Avatar

            I ask forgiveness from God not from a human being and a lesser one might I say.

          3. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            I called you a fake Christian before and I repeat t now and will again
            Go to church as much as you want, God looks down on your arrogance and knows very well what a fake you are

          4. Hannibal Avatar

            OK reverend… or is it a mullah?

          5. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            see, now you’re using your own jokes
            LAME!!!
            Wahahahaha

          6. Hannibal Avatar

            OK joker!

          7. His Christainity is a mixture of Corneliu Codreanu and Antoun Saadeh. Fifty shades of crap blended into one.

  5. HebAlba Avatar

    April 24. Armenians and Syrians come together to commemorate Armenian Genocide. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/988a42b68719eea79c916e38f88adad601cb23888cad72f1dff09d0f0684edc7.jpg.

    1. Where are Assad’s pictures? Didn’t he and his family personally saved like a million Armenians in the dungeons of tyhe Mukhabarat? 🙂

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