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3 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 5:55PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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So where is the outrage from the humanitarians? People are being stripped for their citizenship. Isn't this a cause for concern? If not, why not? Why does Jordan get a pass? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Jordan to revoke citizenship of PA, PLO officials
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
04/11/2012 20:13
Move coincides with a new electoral law in Jordan that seeks to limit Palestinian representation in parliament.

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In a surprise move, Jordan has decided to revoke the Jordanian citizenship of Palestinian Authority and PLO officials, sources in Amman disclosed Wednesday.

The sources said the decision would also affect the leaders of the PA, who would be granted temporary Jordanian passports to facilitate their travel.
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In recent years the Jordanians have stripped thousands of Palestinians of their Jordanian citizenship in an apparent response to calls to establish a Palestinian state in Jordan. Nearly half the kingdom’s 6 million people are of Palestinian origin.
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Some 1,100 Palestinians have been stranded along the border between Syria and Jordan for the past few weeks after the Jordanian authorities refused to allow them into the kingdom
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 5:42PM #2
rocketjsquirell
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37 views and not a single comment. I guess that all of those people who complain about citizenship requirements in various countries and people being "denied" citizenship really do not give a flying fig newton about the issue. Good to know.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 10:13PM #3
rangerken
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The only people who have, or should have anything to say about who should or should not be citizens of Jodan are Jordanians. We should remember that Jodan fought a nasty mini-war against some Plestinians not too many years ago.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2012 - 11:02PM #4
LeahOne
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Yes, the Jordanians certainly did:  the PLO basically tried to seize the country, after being allowed in as refugees.  Arafat and his gang o' thugs were furious that King Hussain actually wanted to make peace with Israel, so they tried to overthrow him.


Just goes to show what peaceful grand humanitarians the PLO have always been, IMO....

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