Bizarre Linkage

The Palestinians in Gaza are getting a lot of sympathy from the whole world- except Israel and its blind supporters.

But much of this support is rhetorical, as has been the case for many years.

You would think this sympathy for the Palestinians would translate into a momentum for decent treatment of the Palestinians in some Arab countries.

No chance.

In a meeting with the Lebanese officials, the old revolutionary Nayef Hawatmeh of the Democratic Front was told that the Palestinian refugees' basic human and civil rights will be examined when the issue of the weapons of the pro-Syria militias outside the camps is resolved!

How the two issues are linked is one of the bizarre riddles of Lebanese sectarian and tribal politics.


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