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Palestinske barn går til skolen i Baladiyat, et nabolag i Bagdad, Irak, 16. desember 2018. Foto: Thaier al-Sudani / Reuters / NTB scanpix

Palestinere som lever i arabiske naboland, har det gjennomgående ikke godt. Tusenvis oppholder seg for eksempel i Irak, og de har nylig klaget over ekstremt dårlige forhold.

Khaled Abu Toameh er en ledende israelsk-arabisk journalist som skriver for The Jerusalem Post og det New York-baserte Gatestone Institute. Han formidler klagene fra palestinere som bor i Irak – sterke ord benyttes:

Facing discrimination, poverty, and misery, Palestinians residing in Iraq have finally broken their silence in an attempt to draw the world’s attention to their predicament. The Palestinians are accusing the Iraqis and the United Nations of taking a series of measures that have further aggravated the conditions of hundreds of Palestinian families in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.
In a letter to the Iraqi newspaper Al-Youm, Palestinians complained that «the animals that live in European countries have a better life than us.»

These animals, the refugees said, «have someone to defend them, protect them and provide them with housing worthy of human beings. As for us, the Palestinians, there is no local or international official or organization that inspects our conditions.»

The Palestinians’ complaint was mainly directed against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), after its decision to halt financial aid to Palestinian families in Iraq.»UNHCR lied a lot to us,» the Palestinians wrote. «We have become victims like sheep surrounded by wolves. Even the [Israeli] enemy has not acted in this way.»


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